Lake Natoma Shores in Folsom in Sacramento County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
The Young Wo Memorial Site
1883 – 1925
The Young Wo Cemetery provided burial primarily for people from the Chung Shan District of China. Buried here are Chinese pioneers who struggled for economic survival and human dignity and in so doing helped build Folsom and the West.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Industry & Commerce • Notable Places • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Chinese Heritage Sites of the American West series list.
Location. 38° 40.389′ N, 121° 11.028′ W. Marker is in Folsom, California, in Sacramento County. It is in Lake Natoma Shores. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Forrest Street and Young Wo Circle. Marker is located within the cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Folsom CA 95630, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At Rancho Rio de los Americanos (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. John the Baptist Catholic Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Southern Pacific Railroad Superintendent's House (approx. ¼ mile away); Folsom Terminal (approx. ¼ mile away); Leidesdorff Plaza (approx. ¼ mile away); W.L. Perkins Warehouse (approx. 0.3 miles away); Site of Car/Carpenter Shop (1863) (approx. 0.3 miles away); Turning the Trains (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Folsom.
Regarding The Young Wo Memorial Site. This site was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on August 21, 1995
Also see . . . Folsom exhibit explores Chinese history. Few people are aware that Folsom once had a Chinese community numbering about 2,500 persons, complete with its own shops, churches and mayor. (Submitted on February 18, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.)
Additional keywords. Gold Rush, Chinese Pioneers
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