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Woodland in Yolo County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

China Town begins

 
 
China Town Begins Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 9, 2020
1. China Town Begins Marker
Inscription.  Henry Aronson ran a general merchandise store at 527 Main Street in the 1870s. On this site, at the rear of his store, a small wooden warehouse stood. According to local historian Will Weider, an unknown Chinese immigrant rented the building as a home. It is believed both dwelling and occupant then moved a block west in the alley – to the location that would become China Town.

Victoria Lambert created this marker in 2005 with funds provided by the Stroll Through History Committee as part of the Woodland Art Center Dead Cat Alley Dead Cat Alley Nine Lives Project.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Asian AmericansSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 38° 40.677′ N, 121° 46.423′ W. Marker is in Woodland, California, in Yolo County. Marker is on Dead Cat Alley west of First Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Woodland CA 95695, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Woodland's First Post Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Original railroad (within shouting distance of this marker);

China Town begins Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 9, 2020
2. China Town begins Marker - wide view
Capital Hotel, Est. 1869 (within shouting distance of this marker); Woodland begins (within shouting distance of this marker); Corner Drug Company Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Yolo County Savings Bank (about 300 feet away); Main and Second Street 1920’s (about 500 feet away); The Woodland Opera House (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Woodland.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 9, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 51 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 9, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.   2. submitted on August 10, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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