Decade-Long Dig Resumes in Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. – Southern Oregon University researchers are resuming a decade long archaeological dig, running across old remains from Jacksonville’s former Chinese Quarter. During the dig, which started Saturday, archaeologists found old cooking pots, animal remains, and even opium pipes. “We’re finding opium and fan-tan, which are these little gambling pieces,” said archaeologist Chelsea Rose. … Continue reading »

Archeological Dig Begins in Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. – A decade-long archeological dig is set to resume in Jacksonville next month. The dig is on the site of the old Chinese quarter from the late 1800’s. Archeologists say the once thriving residential and commercial area now exists entirely underground. Little is written about the area’s history other than what they say … Continue reading »