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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...

Jumbo’s Cabin in Chinatown, Cumberland B.C.

  • CA CUMB CUMB_987.077.004
  • Item
  • 1964

Jumbo’s Cabin is named after its owner Hor Sue Mah who was known as “Jumbo.” It is the last remaining structure from Cumberland’s Chinatown.

Jung Shue in Chinatown, Cumberland B.C.

  • CA CUMB CUMB_987.077.002
  • Item
  • 1964

The person identified in this photo is Jung Shue of Chinatown, Cumberland B.C.; he was a gardener for Mrs. Layland’s yard which is now the site of the Cumberland Museum and Archives.

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