Eureka, California

The Expulsion Of The Chinese Population In Eureka, California In 1885

On February 6, 1885, a Eureka City Council member was shot and killed during a gunfight between two rival Chinese gangs.

As a result of the gangfight, a mob of citizens from Eureka forced the Chinese in Chinatown onto two boats. As a result of the mob action, all of the Chinese were forced out of the city.

Author’s Note:

The “Chinese Expulsion of Eureka” is featured in the Clarke Historical Musuem.

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