Clark County


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Officers Row Historical Marker

China Ditch. Clark County.
China Ditch runs south from the community of Hockinson for approximately three miles. It is part of the Eureka Ditch Drainage System. See Shanghai, Clark County. References: Hitchman 1985: 270; United States Geologic Survey 1990.

Officers Row Historical Marker. Clark County.
Officers Row Historical Marker is at the intersection of Evergreen Way and Fort Vancouver Way in the City of Vancouver. It commemorates the Chinese servants who worked for the Army officers in the 1880s. Reference: “Officers Row.”

Shanghai. Clark County.
Shanghai was a settlement nine miles northeast of Vancouver. It was named after the large number of Chinese laborers who dug the Eureka Ditch Drainage System. The workers were under the direction of Ah Sue, a labor contractor. See China Ditch, Clark County. Reference: Hitchman 1985: 270.

Shanghai Creek. Clark County.
Shanghai Creek flows about 5 miles to Fifth Plain Creek. It is in the area where Chinese laborers dug the Eureka Ditch Drainage System. See Shanghai, Clark County. References: Hitchman 1985: 270; United States Geologic Survey 1990.

References
Hitchman, Robert. 1985. Place Names of Washington. Washington: Washington State Historical Society.

Officers Row.” Historical Markers Database. https://hmdb.org/ Accessed June 6, 2018.

United States Geologic Survey. 1990. Orchard WA.7.5 Minute Series.