Archaeologists Rush To Save Oregon’s Chinese Mining Sites

In the late 1880s, almost half the people in Grant County were Chinese. Today, it’s less than half a percent. Archaeologists are rushing to preserve their history, before it’s all burned away.

It was the kind of July day in Eastern Oregon when the dusty air waits for a spark to ignite a fire. In fact, two fires were already burning nearby.

Chelsea Rose, clad in black jeans, a black woven cowboy hat and black leather combat boots, was leading a team of U.S. Forest Service employees, archaeologists and volunteers through the backwoods.

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