Franklin County

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Ainsworth Chinese Community. Franklin County.
Ainsworth Chinese Community was approximately one and one half miles from the mouth of the Snake River on its northern bank. It was a construction town housing hundreds of Chinese laborers who built the Northern Pacific Railroad between Ainsworth and Spokane. The community persisted from 1879-1884. The town of Pasco has now expanded into the area of the Ainsworth Chinese Community. References: “Ainsworth, Washington”; Chin and Chin 2013: 41; Gibson 2005.

Ainsworth, Washington.” n.d. Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaa. Accessed December 12, 2017.

Chin, Art and Doug Chin. 2013. Chinese in Washington State. Seattle, Washington. OCA Greater Seattle.

Gibson, Elizabeth. 2005. “Franklin County—Thumbnail History.” Accessed January 12, 2018.