Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

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

Old Chinatown District--Circa 1890

 
 
Old Chinatown District--Circa 1890 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, February 10, 2013
1. Old Chinatown District--Circa 1890 Marker
Inscription.  In the 1850s, Chinese came to California, a land they called Gum Shan, meaning Mountain of Gold, for the same reason as other nationalities: to seek their fortune. As the placer gold played out, Chinese took jobs building railroads, dams, levees, and highways. In Chinatown, people could come together for comfort, safety, and religious purposes, free from the persecution to which they were accustomed. Typically, families would conduct business and live in the same building. At one time, a network of tunnels once connected the buildings to each other. This area remains a link to the Chinese presence and cultural heritage of the 19th & 20th centuries.
 
Erected 2009 by Sam Brannan Chapter #1004 E Clampus Vitus.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Asian Americans. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list.
 
Location. 39° 12.942′ N, 122° 0.671′ W. Marker is in Colusa, California, in Colusa County. Marker is on Main Street east of 8th Street, on
Old Chinatown District--Circa 1890 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, February 10, 2013
2. Old Chinatown District--Circa 1890 Marker
the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 749 Main Street, Colusa CA 95932, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Adelade M. Ryerson House--1906 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Will Semple Green House (about 700 feet away); U. W. Brown House - Circa 1867 (about 800 feet away); Judge H. M. Albery House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Carnegie Library (approx. 0.2 miles away); Colusa County Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Center Section of the Former Colusa Bridge (approx. 0.2 miles away); I.O.O.F. Building (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Colusa.
 
Old Chinatown District--Circa 1890 Buildings image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, February 10, 2013
3. Old Chinatown District--Circa 1890 Buildings
Old Chinatown District--Circa 1890 Block image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, February 10, 2013
4. Old Chinatown District--Circa 1890 Block
Old Chinatown District Architectural Detail image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, February 10, 2013
5. Old Chinatown District Architectural Detail
Old Chinatown District Cellar Stairway image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, February 10, 2013
6. Old Chinatown District Cellar Stairway
Cellar Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, February 10, 2013
7. Cellar Entrance
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 30, 2012, by Loren Wilson of Sebastopol, California. This page has been viewed 763 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 10, 2013, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   5, 6, 7. submitted on February 19, 2013, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
Paid Advertisement
Aug. 3, 2020