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A Woolen Mills Chinatown Archaeologist’s Journal -3

Week of May 10, 1999: Field Photos

Photographs: Irene Rutledge

Line of fill from sewer construction and dark ash from Woolen Mills Chinatown fireArchaeologist points to the subtle line of fill from the sewer construction. The arrow indicates dark ash from the destruction of the Woolen Mills Chinatown by fire in 1902. The relative positions show the sewer dating to the Chinatown period.

Pink tape outlines property lines as indicated on old Sanborn maps; yellow tape, building outlines.

Pink tape outlines property lines as indicated on old Sanborn maps; yellow tape, building outlines.

    Corner of a foundation on Dupont Street
 Corner of a foundation on Dupont Street 

The site plan, like the floor plan of a house, emerges under Gina's pen.   The site plan, like the floor plan of a house, emerges under Gina’s pen.

Back to (Journal -1) Week of April 26, 1999: Is Archaeology Glamorous?

Back to (Journal -2) Week of May 3, 1999: Surprises and Ceramics 

Forward to (Journal -4) Week of May 17, 1999: Uncovering a Sense of Place and Space

Working with Caltrans are archaeological consultants from the firms of Past Forward, Inc., KEA Environmental, Inc., Foothill Resources, Inc., PAR Environmental, Inc., and the University of California, Chico.


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