Pendleton Chinese Ceremonial Furnace is within Olney Cemetery, 865 Tutuilla Road, City of Pendleton. The ceremonial furnace is surrounded by contemporary grave markers bearing Chinese names. The furnace is used to burn paper offerings as a way to help the deceased in the afterlife. The burning occurs during the April Ching Ming ceremony, a time when the grave sites are cleaned, and offerings made. Reference: “Chinese Performed Memorial Rites at Olney Cemetery” 1992: 3-5; McDannold 2000: 82.
Chinese House/Oregon Railroad & Navigation Museum. Umatilla County.
Union CountyCamp Carson Ditch.
The Camp Carson Ditch ran from Anthony Creek to the Grande Ronde watershed. It provided water for placer mining in the area, to include Tanner Gulch. It was constructed by Chinese laborers in 1873. Reference: U.S.G.S. Quadrangle, 7.5’ series, Anthony Lakes, Oregon, 1984; Wegars 1995: 51-52; Meade 2006: 119.
China Cap Ridge.
China Cap Ridge extends northeastward from China Cap. Reference: U.S.G.S. Quadrangle, 7.5’ series, China Cap, Oregon, 1992.
Grande Ronde Lake Dams.
La Grande Chinatown Joss House.
Walker, G. W. 1973. Reconnaissance Geology of the Pendleton Quadrangle, 1:250000.
Wegars, Priscilla. 1995. The Ah Hee Diggings: Final Report of the Archaeological Investigations at OR-GR-16, the Granite, Oregon “Chinese Walls” site, 1992-1994. Moscow, Idaho: University of Idaho Anthropology Reports