China Alley

China Alley (HMZST)

Location: Fresno, CA 93706 Fresno County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 43.783', W 119° 47.6'

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In 1874 600 people moved to what is now Fresno. Of those, 200 were Chinese, who made the brick and helped start the building of Fresno. A short time later, they were persuaded to settle west of the train tracks. They built an area of shops, which catered to all ethnic backgrounds. It was a thriving area that offered goods, services, and "entertainment" day and night. It was the cosmopolitan area of Fresno for many years and to this day this area still has influence on the city. The brick used here came from an eighty-plus year-old church torn down in the 1970's and is thought to have been made by the Chinese settlers.
Dedicated February 11, 2006
E Clampus Vitus
Jim Savage Chapter 1852
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
Year Placed2006
Placed ByE Clampus Vitus, Jim Savage Chapter 1852
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Date Added Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 7:19am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 250554 N 4068527
Decimal Degrees36.72971667, -119.79333333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 43.783', W 119° 47.6'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 43' 46.98" N, 119° 47' 36.00" W
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Area Code(s)559
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1524 Kern St, Fresno CA 93706, US
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