I didn't really have to convince Zev and Jerry very hard" Bowker interview. He says to the mob, "as long I am prosecuting attorney in this city, you people have to get back to Tacoma.
It is true that many Chinese in the West were badly treated, and it is also true that some were murdered by Caucasians.
Coal mines tended to be bigger than gold mines, to employ more men, and to be owned and run by big-city corporations, all of which made them optimal targets for organizing by labor unions.
Were the killings connected with organized labor's anti-Chinese movement, which was already active in much of the West?
But they very cruel, very mean to Chinaman at that time in Portland.
He wouldn't let anything stand between him and his objective.
But he joined the police force there in as a wharfinger, a position appointed by the mayor and confirmed by the city council.
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Another myth, we think, is the supposed massacre of 25 Chinese gold miners at Salmon le Sac near Roslyn, Washington, in
The cause was threats against both Chinese and mine owners.
At that point Peet's operated four Bay Area stores and a roasting plant.
Richard Harris of Baker City, Oregon, believed strongly in the legend.
However, he does seem to have been a likable individual by American standards.