Wheeler County

Chinese, Wheeler County, gold mining

China Camp Spring. Wheeler County.
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 Oregon, 1995.

China Hat Peak. Wheeler County.
China Hat Peak stands 3164 feet above sea level just northeast of China Hat Creek. Its name is 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.

References
U.S.G.S. Quadrangle 7.5’ series, Day Basin, Oregon, 1980.

_______. Quadrangle 7.5’ series, Kimberly, Oregon, 1995.