Monday, September 20, 2010

Kam Wah Chung & Co.

photo from Kam Wah Chung State Heritage Park
Kam Wah Chung & Co., general store and herbal apothecary, is
an historic landmark located in John Day, OR that was
built by Ing "Doc" Hay and Lung On in the late 1800s
when thousands of Chinese miners came to the Oregon desert to
search for gold. There is a beautiful OPB video that shows the preserved contents of the store.
It is an amazing place to visit. I was reminded of it when a friend
showed me his pictures of a recent visit there.
You can find a lot more information and video here:


alteredslates said...

Thanks so much for the post and link, I've only heard of a little bit and few pieces of the history, most of it being about the Chinese in Portland...

Amy Crehore said...

This place is amazing...I love it out there in the desert near John Day. Painted hills, etc.