traveloregonThis is the Kam Wah Chung Museum in John Day, and it's seriously one of the most amazing museums we've been to. Operated as a general store and apothecary/doctor's office by two Chinese immigrants during the gold rush of the mid-1800s, it was left abandoned and mostly untouched after "Doc" Ing Hay died in 1952. In its heyday, the Chinatown in John Day was the third largest in the US (after San Francisco and Portland), leading the two entrepreneurs to be wildly successful. With everything left as it was found, the building is a time capsule into a world mostly lost, with an extensive collection of consumer goods and Chinese herbal remedies. If you're ever passing through the area, consider this a must-see. Stay tuned for a shot of the interior. #traveloregon
Photo by @worksology.
- geisergrandChinatown was behind the #geisergrand in historic baker city. Drive 1.5 hrs north and step back in time with us!
- basecampbaker_comWhat an awesome museum and #oregonstateparks .
- johndayriverterritoryDefinitely a must-see in John Day.
- chris_darcy@traveloregon This is just one example of why the work of @restoreoregon is so important.
- iamvanessahuangThanks @msjazzymint
- jb@shawnmk Yes!!
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