Pioneer Chinese: 0051.0785

PIONEER CHINESE ARE STILL HERE -

 

            Believe it or not, but there are some Chinese still living in this district who can lay claim to being pioneers of the first water. Out at Wycliffe is Dennis Quong, who came to East Kootenay in 1875 when he was 16 years of age and did placer mining on Wild Horse, Perry Creek and in some of the other gulches. He is now 79 years of age and in good health.

 

            Ban Quon is another Chinese who has long been here, and then there is Young Sing, the Chinese gardener, also will known around Cranbrook, who came to the Wild Horse 50 years ago from Portland, Oregon and had to walk all the way.

0051.0785: Pioneer Chinese

Recognizing 3 chinese men still in the area who were pioneers from Gold Rush time.

Medium:  Newspaper - Text
Date:  September 1, 1938
Pages:  8
Publisher:  Cranbrook Courier
Collection:  Columbia Basin Institute (0051)

Keywords:

chinese pioneers placer mining gardener

Subjects:

People arrow Quongarrow
People arrow Singarrow
Social arrow Ethnic Groups arrow Chinesearrow
Cities arrow Wycliffearrow
Industry arrow Mining arrow Gold Mining arrow Perry Creekarrow
Industry arrow Mining arrow Gold Mining arrow Wild Horse Creekarrow
People arrow Quonarrow

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