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Rough and Ready in Nevada County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

The China Wall

 
 
The China Wall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, January 19, 2011
1. The China Wall Marker
Inscription.  In the 1850’s, Chinese laborers, who were an essential part of the community, built the wall you see before you. Large natural stones were hand stacked for its construction. The wall extends five miles in either direction, however much of it has disintegrated over the years. This lot, along with the lot across the Gephardt’s Union Turnpike, and adjoining lots, are referred to in the Nevada County tax records as the “China Lots” as evidence of their history.
 
Erected 2010 by Wm. Bull Meek-W. Morris Stewart, Chapter No. 10 E Clampus Vitus.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Asian Americans.
 
Location. 39° 13.802′ N, 121° 8.162′ W. Marker is in Rough and Ready, California, in Nevada County. Marker can be reached from Rough and Ready Highway, on the left when traveling west. Marker is mounted on the rock wall in the reconstructed pioneer town at the Rough and Ready Toll House. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14365 Rough and Ready Highway, Rough and Ready CA 95975, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker
The China Wall and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, January 19, 2011
2. The China Wall and Marker
, measured as the crow flies. Rowe Saw Mill (a few steps from this marker); Indian Grinding Rock (a few steps from this marker); Rough and Ready Toll House (a few steps from this marker); Toll Road Stake (within shouting distance of this marker); Fippin's Blacksmith Shop (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Republic of Rough and Ready (about 700 feet away); Rough and Ready (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lyman Gilmore, Jr. (approx. 3.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rough and Ready.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 21, 2011, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 742 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 21, 2011, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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