California Historic Landmarks

Bok Kai Temple

Site Information

Portal and Pavilion
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Landmark Number: 889
Location: Southwest Corner of First and D Streets, Marysville, Yuba County
Marker Plaque: Official State Plaque

Description

From California Historical Landmarks:

Dedicated March 21, 1880, this building replaced the first temple built nearby in the early 1850s. It has been a Chinese community project since 1866, serving as a meeting hall, court, school, and place of worship. In this 'Palace of Many Saints,' Bok Eye, the water god, is the central deity and has been celebrated in Marysville on Bomb Day since Chinese settled here.

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Temple From the Levee
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Door
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Lion at the Portal (with red firecracker paper on the ground)
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Official State Marker Plaque
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Plaque in Chinese
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Plaque Placed by the Marysville Kiwanis Club
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Plaque Placed by the Marysville Lions Club

 

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