Chinese made a signifcant contribution to the development of Oregon from the 1850s to the 1900s. They worked as laborers, built railroads, were miners, servants, cooks, and business men. Over 370 placenames record their efforts. The county-by-county location of places, historic markers, public art, GPS coordinates, massacres sites, and walking tours are detailed.
Smith and Company. Polk
Smith and Company Pottery
Works was located in the community of Buena Vista. Most of its 50 employees
were Chinese by 1870. Reference: Marion County Oregon; Maxwell 2003.
Marion County Oregon.
“General History of the Buena Vista Community.”
http://www.co.marion.or.us/ Accessed November 12,
Maxwell, Ben. 2003. "Rural Scene in Buena Vista," Oregon, photograph.
http://www.photos.salemhistory.net/ Accessed October 23, 2010.