Anti-Chinese Handbill


There had been a well-established Chinatown in Crescent City until the mid-1880’s. It was located along 2nd Street between G and H streets, along H to 2nd and 3rd Streets. They were expelled following the fatal shooting of a city councilman in Eureka, February 1st, 1885, during what the was called a ‘Tong War,’ by newspapers. The ‘Celestials’ were rounded up, herded onto ships and sent to San Francisco.

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