The Chinese brought with them to the United States traditions and practices that were integral to their daily lives, including specific religious beliefs and rituals.

The Chinese Temple in Oroville, was built in 1863 to serve a community of 10,000 Chinese residents. A special presentation of the building, including the documentation of its many artifacts provides a glimpse into the religious traditions of the Chinese community.

This temple includes three chapels with the main chapel facilitating a place of worship for Taoism, Confucianism and Buddhism. It is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places and also as a California Landmark.

Westward Expansion
San Francisco Chinatown
Communities outside San Francisco
Oroville Chinese Temple
Agriculture, Fishing and Related Industries
Anti-Chinese Movement and Exclusion
Sentiments Concerning the Chinese
Finding Aid
About the Project


Urn outside Oroville Chinese Temple  

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