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Chinatown Home in Cumberland B.C. in its Final Years.

  • CA CUMB CUMB_983.081.006
  • Item
  • 1967

This photo was taken in the final years before all of the structures in Chinatown, Cumberland B.C. were torn down in 1968; at this time bottle seekers and artifact looters frequented the location.

Chinatown in Cumberland B.C. with No. 3 Mine in the Background

  • CA CUMB CUMB_991.048.001
  • Item
  • 1910

Starting in 1888 the mines in Cumberland B.C. had a large number of Chinese workers. An area of swamp land was set aside for Cumberland’s Chinatown, which was a thriving community and an organized, self-contained business centre. Chinatown began t...

Chinatown, Cumberland B.C. in Late 1950’s – Mid 1960’s

  • CA CUMB CUMB_980.1049.001
  • Item
  • [ca. 195- - 196-]

The house with smoke rising from it belonged to Ng Da Dun, who worked on the railroad keeping it greased and clean until 1955; Ng Da Dun then became a gardener for the Bickle family. Across the yard to the left of this photo is Lung Suey and the l...

Chinatown, Cumberland B.C. with No. 3 Mine Visible in the Background

  • CA CUMB CUMB_982.020.105
  • Item
  • 1910

Starting in 1888 the mines in Cumberland B.C. had a large number of Chinese workers. An area of swamp land was set aside for Cumberland’s Chinatown, which was a thriving community and an organized, self-contained business centre. Chinatown began t...

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