There is actually nothing to see, no old graves. The bones were exumed and brought back to China.The windmill across the street is more interesting.
There isn't really much here; a sign, a tombstone, a pagoda, and empty graves.. But it is an interesting look into a part of Oregon history much ignored, the contributions of Chinese to the development of the state. Worth a quick stop.
Tucked away just off I-84 Exit 304, the Chinese Cemetery offers a window into an important piece of Western history. Chinese men worked the mines, railroads, laundries and restaurants of Eastern Oregon and faced discrimination and brutal working conditions. The cemetery has two reader boards, a pavilion, and a replica Prayer House. Most of the people buried here were exhumed... More
First visit, brought family from out of town. Quite interesting. Never knew what was in store for us at this site. Very lovely monument.
The Chinese Cemetery in Baker, OR is located on Windmill Road. Take exit 304 off I-84. The reader board explain some of the history of the Chinese in Baker, a Pagoda (made im China), a marble stone naming the people known to have been buried in the cemetery. Most of those buried here were exhumed and returned to China. There... More
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