Photographs: Irene Rutledge
Archaeologist 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.
The site plan, like the floor plan of a house, emerges under Gina’s pen.
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.