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Locke in Sacramento County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Welcome to Locke

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Welcome to Locke Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 9, 2020
1. Welcome to Locke Marker
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Inscription.  Locke was founded in 1915 after fire destroyed most of the Chinese neighborhood in nearby Walnut Grove. The Chinese who lived in that community decided that it was time to establish a town of their own. After the fire, a group of Chinese merchants lead by Lee Bing, Chan Hing Sai, Tom Wai, Chan Dai Kee, Ng So Hat, Chand Wai Lumm Chow Hou Bun, and Suen Dat Suin formed a committee to find a new place to live. They approached local landowner George Locke and inquired it they could build a town on his land. An equitable agreement for the creation of a new community was quickly reached. Laid out by Chinese architects, industrious building soon ensued. First named Lockeport, later Locke, the new community was quickly populated by Chinese merchants and farm workers. by 1920 Locke stood essentially as you see it today. 1) Locke Boarding House
2) Joe Shoong School
3) Yuen Chong Market
4) Locke Memorial Park
5) Was Li Dry Goods - Drug Store
6) Gambling Hall Soda Fountain
7) Star Theater
8) Owyang Tin Git Ice Cream Shop
9) Victory Club Gambling Hall - Speak Easy
10) Original Kee Sing Japanese
Welcome to Locke Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 9, 2020
2. Welcome to Locke Marker
Locke Boarding House, #1 in the background.
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11) Moon Cafe
12) Happy's Cafe Dance Hall - Post Office
13) Locke Garden Restaurant
19) Historic Residence
20) Foon Hop Groceries - Gas
21) Key Sing (Hing Yick Bldg.) Old Men's Club
22) Dai Loy Gambling Hall
23) Jan Ying Benevolent Association Men's Social Center
24) Al the Wop's Built 1916 - Adami Bar 1933
25) Historic Residence
26) Fish Market
27) Chinese Drug Store Gambling - Ying Herb Store
28) Historic Residence
29) Yuen Chang Warehouse Silent Movie House
30) Historic Residence
31) Historic Residence
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Asian AmericansSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 38° 15.079′ N, 121° 30.587′ W. Marker is in Locke, California, in Sacramento County. Marker is at the intersection of Locke Street and Main Street, on the right when traveling north on Locke Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Walnut Grove CA 95690, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Locke / 樂居镇 (within shouting distance of this marker); Locke Memorial Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Locke, California (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Locke
Main Street, Locke image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 9, 2020
3. Main Street, Locke
(about 500 feet away); Delta Transmission Towers/Delta Cross Channel Gates (approx. ¼ mile away); Charles “Chuck” Tison (approx. ¼ mile away); Walnut Grove, Est. 1850/Locke, Est. 1915 (approx. ¼ mile away); Boon-Dox Botel (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Locke.
 
Al the Wop's, #24, a great place for steaks! image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 9, 2020
4. Al the Wop's, #24, a great place for steaks!
Star Theater, #7 image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 9, 2020
5. Star Theater, #7
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 12, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 78 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 12, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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