Chinese House Railroad Museum
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The Chinese House/OR & N Railroad Museum features Union Pacific and Oregon Railway and Navigation Company tools, photos and other items used in early Echo and Oregon railroad operations. Historic Photos of Echo and relics from Echo businesses are also on display. A large collection of patent medicine bottles, alcohol containers and a few Chinese artifacts were excavated from the site of the White House privy pit by archaeological students in the mid 1990s are also part of the collection. The museum gets its name from the fact that railroad section headquarters in the late 1800s had a China House and a White House, for white laborers or the foreman and his family. Each house had its own privy pit. This museum was the original China House. It was donated to the Fort Henrietta Foundation by Rosina Luciani, who’s husband John was the railroad foreman at Echo for 39 years. Check in at city hall for admittance between 10 am and 4 pm Monday thru Friday, May thru October. November to April check in at city hall for admittance between 1 and 4 pm Monday thru Thursday or by appointment for weekend group tours.
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