Chinese Massacre of 1885

Chinese Massacre of 1885


The Chinese Massacre Memorial located on the corners of M Street, Bridger Avenue and Pilot Butte Avenue, across from the Saints Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church.

Books about the 1885 Chinese Massacre:

Bromley, Isaac H. The Chinese Massacre at Rock Springs, Wyoming Territory, September 2, 1885. Reprinted 2018. The Chinese massacre at Rock Springs, Wyoming Territory, September 2, 1885 : Bromley, Isaac H. (Isaac Hill), 1833-1898 : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive

Chadey, Henry F. The Chinese Story and Rock Springs, Wyoming. 1984.

Isham, Dell. Rock Springs Massacre, 1885. 1969.

McAuliffe, Eugene. History of the Union Pacific Coal Mines 1868 to 1940. Reprinted 1977.

Rhode, Robert B. Booms & Busts on Bitter Creek: A History of Rock Springs, Wyoming. 1987.

Storti, Craig. Incident at Bitter Creek: The story of the Rock Springs Chinese Massacre. 1991.

Wilson, Arlen Ray. The Rock Springs, Wyoming Chinese Massacre, 1885. 1967.


Fiction books that include the 1885 Chinese Massacre:

Leung, Brian. Take Me Home: a novel. 2011.

Yep, Laurence. The Traitor: Golden Mountain Chronicles: 1885 (Golden Mountain Chronicles). 2003.

Additional resources:

The Modern West Podcast. Immigrations, Interrupted: Ghost Town(ing) Part 9. 27 January 2021. Wyoming Public Media. The Modern West Podcast - The Modern West 

O’Gara, Geoff. Chinese Massacre. Video recording. 1994.

Thomas, D.G. as told to daughter Mrs. J.H. Goodnough. Chinese Riot. 1931.

Header Image from Harper's Weekly, Vol. 29, 1885 riot and massacre of Chinese-American coal miners, by white miners.

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