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Date of photo: 1935
Photographer: Burton Frasher
Yee Bong Cafe in Carson City's Chinatown was a chop suey house housed in a rickety two-story wooden building. I believe it was located at the corner of 3rd and Valley streets, but it's tough to be sure. Much of Chinatown dated back to the 1870s, when the Chinese came to Carson City to build the railroad and work as woodcutters in the mountains. The population of Chinatown may have reached as high as 1,000, but by the 1930s there were only a few dozen Chinese in the whole town. A few of them still called Chinatown home, but mostly it was a ghost town by that time. Yee Bong's was probably the hotspot. Chinatown was gone by the 1950s.
Date Uploaded: January 18, 2009
Source: California Digital Library
Source URL: http://content.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/kt787020d2/
Source Caption: Title: Yee Bong Cafe Old Chinatown, Carson City, Nevada Creator: Burton Frasher Sr. 1888-1955 Publisher: Pomona Public Library Date: 1935 Type: Photographic Postcard Identifier: A8835 Language: eng Relation: Frasher Foto/Digital Acquisitions Project