Visalia Chinatown

Visalia Chinatown (HM2N5B)

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N 36° 19.843', W 119° 17.332'

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The Chinese Community flourished in this area from the latter 1800s to the 1960s. The first known Chinese resident in Visalia was known to be here as early as December 1859. Visalia Chinatown dates from the early 1890s. Originally encouraged to come to California as laborers during the Gold Rush era and the building of the railroads, the Chinese remained in the Central Valley despite active racism by their occidental neighbors. Most of the buildings erected by the Chinese in this vicinity were demolished in 1963, leaving this one block as the sole reminder of a once thriving community.
HM NumberHM2N5B
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
Year Placed1997
Placed ByDr. Samuel Gregg George Chapter 1855 of E Clampus Vitus
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Date Added Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 at 4:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 294558 N 4023062
Decimal Degrees36.33071667, -119.28886667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 19.843', W 119° 17.332'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 19' 50.58" N, 119° 17' 19.92" W
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