Butte County California Chinese Immigrants



Jarith Kraft, in my estimation, has no peer as historical detective. I am indebted to her determined diligence and her precision in investigating historical research sources. She not only does well on the “ground” level of federal census records, but in the treacherous trenches of local county agency records and microfilmed copies of nineteenth and twentieth century newspapers. She was a most valued colleague during all of this study and the larger study about the Oroville Chinese communities. I thank her. Thanks also go to Deborah Besnard of the Special Collections/Collection Management Department in the Meriam Library. She has been of great assistance scanning images and maps.