Sherman County

Sherman County Chinese

China Hollow. Sherman County.
By the mid-1800's, Chinese were appearing in this area of the northern branch of the Oregon Trail. Chinese may have occupied the valley when pioneers from Appalachia moved along the Oregon Trail, giving the valley the place name. Use of the word “hollow” to describe a small valley was common among people from the Appalachian Mountains. Reference: “Appalachian English”; “The Story of Sherman County.”

China Hollow Creek. Sherman County.
The creek flowing through China Hollow has a southeast to northwest orientation and is about one mile northwest of the town of Wasco. Reference: U.S.G.S. Quadrangle 7.5’ series, Biggs Junction, Oregon, 1980.

China Hollow Road. Sherman County.
China Hollow Road follows China Hollow Creek and is north of the town of Wasco. Reference: U.S.G.S. Quadrangle 7.5’ series, Biggs Junction, Oregon, 1980.

China Hollow School. Sherman County.
China Hollow School was on China Hollow Road between the towns of Wasco and Rufus. The original structure, built in 1881, was replaced in 1897, and closed in 1917. Reference: Ancestry.

References

Ancestry. http://boards.ancestry.com/. Accessed July 18, 2014.

“Appalachian English.” Wikipedia. http://www.en.wikipedia.org/ Accessed November 13, 2010.

“The Story of Sherman County.” Sherman County Historical Museum. http://www.shermanmuseum.org/ Accessed November 13, 2010.

U.S.G.S. Quadrangle 7.5’ series, Biggs Junction, Oregon, 1980.