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Buck Rock Tunnel Archaeological Tours

Join the Friends of Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument, Bureau of Land Management and Southern Oregon University Laboratory of Anthropology for a guided history hike at the Buck Rock Tunnel on Saturday, May 18th!

Southern Oregon University’s Oregon Chinese Diaspora Project has spent years investigating Buck Rock Tunnel, the original Oregon and California Railroad route through the Siskiyou mountains. The tunnel and surrounding railroad grade were under construction between 1883-1884 by Chinese railroad workers. The project is a collaboration between the Southern Oregon University Laboratory of Anthropology (SOULA) and the BLM, and is part of the larger multi-agency research project that is investigating Chinese immigrant sites from across the state.

You can join in on the discovery by attending a guided history hike to the site. BLM and SOU archaeologists will feature artifacts and updates on the project findings, historical maps, and information about the history of the Buck Rock Tunnel in the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument.

We will depart from the Rite Aid parking lot at 9:00 AM and 10:00 AM

Directions: Tour groups will meet and carpool from the Rite Aid parking lot at 2341 Ashland St, Ashland, OR 97520.

Date & Time:

May 18 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm



Rite Aid

2341 Ashland St
Ashland, 97520

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