Defining the Historic Aurora Chinese Community through Excavation
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Nevada, 2011
by Charity Parks Berry, Public Affairs Specialist
Volunteers worked on an excavation "Passport In Time" project in Aurora, Nevada to uncover information about the Chinese immigrants in a ghost town that, during the 1860's, was the second largest city between the Sierra Nevada's and the Mississippi. Aurora was also host to some of Nevada's earliest Chinese immigrants that lived and worked in the western town. Volunteers of The Passport in Time project worked to uncover more information about the lives of Aurora's Chinese inhabitants through excavations on Spring Street, a location in the town with numerous Chinese residents.