San Rafael in Marin County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
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One of many Chinese shrimp camps on the bay, this site was home to several thousand Chinese from 1880 to 1905. Left unemployed by the completion of the Pacific Railroads, driven from the city by restrictive laws, they joined those already shrimping in the bay. Changes in the fishery and new laws caused a rapid decline in population, until today Frank Quan is the only original resident still living here.
Erected 1980 by California Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Marin Chinese Cultural Group & E. Clampus Vitus, Yerba Buena Chapter No. 1. (Marker Number 924.)
Topics and series. Asian Americans • Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmark, and the E Clampus Vitus series lists.
Location. 38° 0.115′ N, 122° 27.762′ W. Marker is in San Rafael, California, in Marin County. Marker is on North San Pedro Road near Biscayne Drive, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 897 North San Pedro Road, San Rafael CA 94901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. China Camp (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Junk Grace Quan (about 600 feet away); Marin County Civic Center (approx. 3.7 miles away); Mission San Rafael Arcangel (approx. 4 miles away); Marin (approx. 4 miles away); The Gate House (approx. 4.1 miles away); William A. Richardson (approx. 4.2 miles away); St. Vincent's School for Boys (approx. 4.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Rafael.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 11, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 2, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 268 times since then and 84 times this year. Last updated on December 11, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 2, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.