CHINESE CEMETARY MONUMENT





BORDEN CHINESE CEMETARY
This one-acre cemetery was created in 1872 by and for the 2,500 Chinese laborers, who were building the Central Pacific, later named the Southern Pacific railroad south from Sacramento. A tiny town, mostly tents was established beside the tracks and was named Borden for Dr. Joseph Borden, a prominent settler in the Albania colony which surrounded this area. Many of the men originally buried here were, according to custom, later removed and reburied in their home villages in China. Those who were not removed were either unidentified or their home village was unknown. Many of these graves were unmarked. An E Clampus Vitus plaque was originally dedicated here Oct. 10, 1966 Replaced and rededicated April 3, 1993
by Jim Savage 1852 and Grub Gulch Chapter 41-49,
E Clampus Vitus