Friday, December 30, 2011

"Rocklin once had its own Chinatown"

"Rocklin once had its own Chinatown" by Gary Day, © Placer Herald, 12/21/11. (Article)

" ... By 1870, U.S. Census records show that 21 of the railroad’s 14,000 Chinese construction workers had settled in Rocklin [California]. In 1876, Rocklin’s Chinatown consisted of 25 shanties located northwest of Rocklin’s railroad roundhouse at the corner of Granite Street (now Rocklin Road) and Front Street. Some Chinese grew and sold vegetables ... Some worked at the roundhouse, while others worked as domestics ... " [More]

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