The Chinese Store Ruins

The Chinese Store Ruins are the last substantial remains of what was once a large Chinese section of town. The buildings were constructed of stone and a small amount of lumber, with mud, clay, and moss used for chinking the holes. The walls were eighteen inches thick and were fitted with the familiar iron doors and shutters of the era. The two buildings reportedly belonged to men of different tongs, and although located right next door to each other, miners who dealt with one would not trade with the other.