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"Rebuilding" Chinatown in The Dalles, Oregon

Author(s): Eric B. Gleason

Year: 2015

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

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PaperId(s): 167

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America