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Chinese Wall/Archaeological Digs


The Chinese played a major role during the gold mining days of the 1860’s in eastern Oregon. Archeologist Priscilla Wegars, an expert on northwest Chinese history leads participants of the Forest Service’s “Passports in Time” archeological program as they unearth an old building site outside of Granite, Oregon. Visit the Kam Wah Chung Museum in John Day and view other fascinating artifacts from that era.

First Broadcast: 1995
Producer: Eric Cain

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