Coulterville in Mariposa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Sun Sun Wo Co.
—Chinatown Grocery – Coulterville, CA. —
Named after it’s original owners Mow Da Sun and his son, Sun Kow, this store was a major business in the area eventually branching out to Red Cloud about ten miles north-east of here.
The original shelves and counters are still in the store, and there is evidence that part of the office was used as an opium den.
A dirt ceiling and the fireproof walls spared the building from the fires that razed this town.
Erected 1989 by Mantuca Chapter 1849, E Campus Vitus.
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
Location. 37° 42.874′ N, 120° 11.574′ W. Marker is in Coulterville, California, in Mariposa County. Marker is at the intersection of Chinatown Main Street and Kow Street, on the right when traveling east on Chinatown Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5076 Chinatown Main Street, Coulterville CA 95311, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Mint (approx. 0.3 miles away); Jeffery Hotel Coulterville (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Coulterville (approx. 0.4 miles away); Whistling Billy (approx. 0.4 miles away); Coulterville Hotel (approx. 0.4 miles away); Haigh Ranch (approx. 2˝ miles away); Second Garrote (approx. 7.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Coulterville.
Categories. • Asian Americans • Industry & Commerce • Notable Buildings •
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