#0709 Weaverville Joss House


#0709 Weaverville Joss House

Site information:

SW corner of State Hwy 299 and Oregon St, Weaverville

40.731640, -122.940282

Plaque information:

State (which somehow I forgot to photograph) and private plaque

State plaque text:

Won Lim Miao

Hundreds of Chinese miners came to the Weaverville area in the 1850’s and prospered despite hardships, discrimination and tax on foreign miners. The first house of worship burned in 1873; the Chinese continued their religious traditions in the present temple, dedicated April 18, 1874. Moon Lim Lee, trustee and grandson of one of its contributors, gift-deeded the “Temple Amongst the Forest Beneath the Clouds” to the state.

Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with Trintarianus Chapter No. 62, E Clampus Vitus, July 4, 1980.

Private plaque text:

This Joss House was built in 1874 by Chinese Miners who came to the Trinity County in search of gold.

Marker placed by Eltapome Parlor No. 55 Native Daughters of the Golden West May 25, 1941

Registered 9/11/1959