Chinese made a significant 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.
China Camp Spring.
China Camp Spring is near Day Basin Road, Wheeler County. The spring feds into E. Birch Creek. Reference: U.S.G.S.
Quadrangle 7.5’ series, Day Basin, Oregon, 1980.
China Hat Creek. Wheeler County.
China Hat Creek flows
easterly into Hide and Seek Creek, itself joining the John Day River near the
community of Kimberly. Reference: U.S.G.S. Quadrangle 7.5’ series, Kimberly
China Hat Peak. Wheeler County.
China Hat Peak stands 3164
feet above sea level just northeast of China Hat Creek. Its name is likely derived
from its shape, appearing similar to the farmer-style hat (as compared to the
peasant or conical –style hat) worn by newly arrived Chinese immigrants.
Reference: U.S.G.S. Quadrangle 7.5’ series, Kimberly Oregon, 1995. Photo.
U.S.G.S. Quadrangle 7.5’
series, Day Basin, Oregon, 1980.