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This project would not have been possible without the knowledge and dedication of many historians and researchers who have studied these events far longer than I and without the perseverance of librarians, archivists and volunteers at local libraries and historical societies. I know there were many people who assisted in the research that I am not able to name here, and I apologize for any unintentional omissions.


I am especially indebted to the following people for their assistance and insights. Without them, I would not have found many of these sites.


Yvonne Chang, Chinese Historical Society of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)

Linda DeLong, Humboldt County Historical Society (Humboldt, CA)

Tom Denegar, Orogrande, ID

Judy Dunlap, Truckee-Donner Historical Society (Truckee, CA)

Paul Englesberg, historian (Ferndale, WA)

Marianna Gatto, El Pueblo de Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)

Jody Gripp, Tacoma Public Library (Tacoma, WA)

Bruce Haulman, Vashon-Maury Island Heritage Association (Vashon Island, WA)

Chuimei Ho and Bennet Bronson, Chinese in Northwest America Research Committee (Bainbridge Island, WA)

Jeff Jewell, Whatcom Museum (Bellingham. WA)

Howard Kent, Bonners Ferry Historical Society (Bonners Ferry, ID)

Michael Magliari, Chico State University (Chico, CA)

Erica Maniez, Issaquah Historical Society (Issaquah, WA)

Carolyn Marr, Museum of History and Industry (Seattle, WA)

Allen Metscher, Central Nevada Museum (Tonopah, NV)

Anuja Navare, Pasadena Museum of History (Pasadena, CA)

Bob Nelson, Rock Springs Historical Museum (Rock Springs, WY)

Gregory Nokes, Portland, OR

Jean Pfaelzer, University of Delaware (Newark, DE)

John J. Rose, Archaeologist, U.S. Forest Service (Challis, ID)

Michele Shover, Chico, CA

Priscilla Wegars, University of Idaho (Moscow, ID)

Steven Weil, Rockmount Ranch Wear (Denver, CO)

Joy Werlink, Washington State History Research Center (Tacoma, WA)

Camille Wing, Taoist Temple Museum (Hanford, CA)

Lyle Wirtanen, Historical Museum at St. Gertrude (Cottonwood, ID)


Lnks to Other Sites


Chinese American Museum of Los Angeles

Chinese Historical Society of America

Chinese Historical Society of Southern California

Chinese in Northwest America Research Committee

Chinese Reconciliation Project (Tacoma)

Historical Museum at St. Gertrude (Cottonwood, Idaho)

Issaquah Historical Society

Museum of Chinese in America

Rocks Springs History Museum

Washington State Historical Society


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