Join Dr. Priscilla Wegars from the Asian American Comparative Collection to learn about the history of “Chinese tunnels” in Pendleton, Oregon.
Join Dr. Adrian Praetzellis of Sonoma State University to learn varied cultural responses to adversity through archaeology.
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The discovery of gold in 1862 brought miners and entrepreneurs from around the world to the upper John Day River in the southern Blue Mountains. The first Chinese miners arrived soon after, and by 1870 they accounted for 70% of the miners. Many mining towns in eastern Oregon had an associated “Chinatown,” one of the largest was in John Day.
Join a ranger-led hike exploring the Island in Time trail at the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument. As you hike through the green-blue clay stone badlands, the park ranger will point out fossil casts placed along the trail. This moderate hike follows the canyon floor and gains 220 feet of elevation. The Island in Time trail is 1.3 miles round trip.