Old Chinatown District—Circa 1890

Old Chinatown District—Circa 1890 (HM1179)

Location: Colusa, CA 95932 Colusa County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 12.942', W 122° 0.671'

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In the 1850s, Chinese came to California, a land they called Gum Shan, meaning Mountain of Gold, for the same reason as other nationalities: to seek their fortune. As the placer gold played out, Chinese took jobs building railroads, dams, levees, and highways. In Chinatown, people could come together for comfort, safety, and religious purposes, free from the persecution to which they were accustomed. Typically, families would conduct business and live in the same building. At one time, a network of tunnels once connected the buildings to each other. This area remains a link to the Chinese presence and cultural heritage of the 19th & 20th centuries.
HM NumberHM1179
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
Year Placed2009
Placed BySam Brannan Chapter #1004 E Clampus Vitus
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 9:39pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 585363 N 4341179
Decimal Degrees39.21570000, -122.01118333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 12.942', W 122° 0.671'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 12' 56.52" N, 122° 0' 40.26" W
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Area Code(s)530
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 741 Main St, Colusa CA 95932, US
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