Wednesday, February 29, 2012

On February 29

On this day in ...
... 1860, "Mrs. Kwong Lee," identified as "the wife of the owner of the Kwong Lee Company," arrived in Victoria, British Columbia. (credit for photo of Victoria's "Chinatown," circa 1860) Not further identified in sources online, she was apparently married to a man in fact named Lee Chong, yet known as "Kwong Lee." The couple had 2 children. It's believed she's the 1st woman to emigrate from China to what's now known as Canada.

(Our only prior February 29 posts is here; today is, after all, Leap Year Day.)

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