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German Gulch - Silver Bow County
In the late 19th century, hundreds of Chinese immigrants came to German Gulch and established a small community that included a store and numerous homes. In 1988-1989, GCM Inc., a Cultural Resource Management firm out of Butte excavated portions of German Gulch's Chinese community during a project to widen the road to a mining property. Through this excavation, GCM archaeologists discovered hundreds of artifacts that once belonged to the resident Chinese. This collection is by far the most significant archaeological assemblage from a rural Chinese community in Montana, and warrants reanalysis.