There Was a Chinatown Here: Objects and Stories from Downtown San Jose

  • Chinatown founded in San Jose's Market Street
  • Center of large community
  • Chinatown burned down in 1887
  • Chinatown was buried until
  • Construction workers found objects
  • They found many objects
  • Forgotten history rediscovered through objects
  • Archaeologists and historians want you to know that
  • There was a Chinatown here in San Jose

Link to rice bowl informationLink to peach ornament informationLink to celadon spoon informationLink to stoneware jar informationLink to Toothbrush InformationLink to medicine bottle informationLink to porcelain doll information
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“There Was a Chinatown Here” by Market Street Chinatown Archaeology Project (Chinese Historical and Cultural Project, Stanford University, and History San Jose) is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.