Douglas County


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China Creek1

China Creek1. Douglas County.
China Creek1 drains Rock Lake. It flows westward for approximately one and one half miles before turning north for two miles, then westward for another two miles, finally joining the Columbia River. Reference: United States Geological Survey 1990.

China Creek2. Douglas County.
China Creek2 flows in a northwest direction for about three miles across Alameda Flat before entering the Columbia River. Reference: United States Geological Survey 1986.

China Creek Road. Douglas County.
China Creek Road follows China Creek2. Reference: United States Geological Survey 1986.

Rock Island Chinese Placer Mines. Douglas County.
Chinese placer miners worked the gold deposits 150 miles upstream from Rock Island in 1864. References: Hildebrandt, 1977: 11; United States Geological Survey 1963.

References

Hildebrandt, Lorraine Barker. 1977. Straw hats, Sandals, and Steel. Tacoma, Washington: The Washington State American Bicentennial Commission.

United States Geological Survey. 1990. Sanderson Creek, WA. 7.5 Minute Series.

________. 1986. Alameda Flat, WA. 7.5 Minute Series.

________. 1963. Rock Island Dam, WA. 7.5 Minute Series.