"Rebuilding" Chinatown in The Dalles, Oregon

Author(s): Eric B. Gleason

Year: 2015


Uncovered during ongoing efforts to restore the last standing Chinese operated laundry and merchandise store in The Dalles, Oregon, test excavation at site 35WS453 has exposed the deep roots of a largely vanished community. The thick stratified deposits at the site are the product of nearly a century’s worth of intensive occupation, followed by a long period of near abandonment. By coupling archival research with the archaeological record, we are gaining a clearer understanding of the site setting, its context as part of the development of The Dalles, and the lifeways of a segment of overseas Chinese community following the passage of the Exclusion Act.

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"Rebuilding" Chinatown in The Dalles, Oregon. Eric B. Gleason. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Seattle, Washington. 2015 ( tDAR id: 433890)


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Spatial Coverage

min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology

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PaperId(s): 167