Lane County

Lane County China Creek

China Creek1. Lane County.
China Creek1 flows to the north, emptying into the Pacific Ocean at the Muriel O. Ponsler Memorial State View Point approximately two miles north of the town of Florence. Reference: U.S.G.S. quadrangle, 7.5’ series, Heceta Head, Oregon, 1984.

China Creek2. Lane County.
China Creek2 flows in a northwesterly direction before joining Martin Creek. It is located within the Bohemia Mining District, suggesting an early Chinese mining presence. Gold mining still occurs in the area. Reference: Gray 1978: 10; “Sharps Creek Watershed Analysis” n.d.; U.S.G.S. quadrangle, 7.5’ series, Fairview Peak, Oregon, 1980.

China Creek Trail. Lane County.
 China Creek Trail parallels China Creek2 while passing a number of mines. The trail is within the Bohemia Mining District. Reference: Gray 1978: 10; U.S.G.S. quadrangle, 7.5’ series, Fairview Peak, Oregon, 1980. Photo.

China Flats. Lane County.
China Flats was near Rose Hill on the bank of the Siuslaw River. A settlement was established there when seasonal Chinese cannery workers came into the Florence area to work. Reference: Powell 1990: 13.

References
Gray, J. J. 1978. “Overview of the Bohemia Mining District.” The Ore Bucket. May.

Powell, Linda. 1990. Asian Americans in Oregon. Corvallis, Oregon: Agricultural Fiscal and Personnel Services, Oregon State University.

“Sharps Creek Watershed Analysis.” n.d. Department of the Interior. Bureau of Land Management. http://blm.gov/or/districts/eugene/plans/files/sharpscreek.pdf/ Accessed December 15, 2010.

U.S.G.S. Quadrangle, 7.5’ series, Fairview Peak, Oregon, 1980.

_______. Quadrangle, 7.5’ series, Heceta Head, Oregon, 1984.