Chinese Pyre - Wheatland, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member lazyCachers
N 39° 00.435 W 121° 26.274
10S E 635254 N 4318741
Quick Description: Located in the Wheatland Cemetery District on Wheatland Rio Oso Road in Wheatland, California.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 1/14/2009 6:32:30 AM
Waymark Code: WM5JK7
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member rmikelyons
Views: 19

Long Description:
The monument states:

Chinese Pyre was used by the Wheatland Chinese community during the 1870's-1890's for funeral ceremonies. The pyre was used to burn precious paper believed to release the spirit to go on. Rebuilt in 1978 by the Wheatland Historical Society.
Group that erected the marker: Wheatland Historical Society

URL of a web site with more information about the history mentioned on the sign: [Web Link]

Address of where the marker is located. Approximate if necessary:
4865 Wheatland Rd
Wheatland, CA USA

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