Friday, December 15, 2006

"Rocklin's 19th Century Chinatown"

"Rocklin's 19th Century Chinatown" by Gary Day, © Rocklin Today, December 15, 2006. (News Article)

"... by 1876 a few of the railroad’s 14,000 Chinese construction workers had settled in Rocklin. Some grew for-sale vegetables in the area southeast of town known as "China Garden." Many worked at Rocklin’s roundhouse. About 1,000 Chinese laborers lived and worked at the Whitney Ranch building water courses and stone fences.

Rocklin’s Chinatown consisted of about 25 homes located immediately northwest of the roundhouse. ... " [More]

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