Pend Oreille County


Gold, placer mining, washington, chinese
Pend Oreille River

Pend Oreille River Chinese Placer Mine. Pend Oreille County.
Chinese placer miners were working the mouth of the Pend Oreille River by 1854. Reference: Hildebrand 1977: 11.

China Bar. Pend Oreille County.
China Bar is two miles north of Metaline Falls in the Pend Oreille River. Chinese placer mining occurred there in the 1870s. Reference: Hitchman 1985: 46.

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

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