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

Chinese Rock Wall

 
 
Chinese Rock Wall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 1, 2013
1. Chinese Rock Wall Marker
Inscription.  The close proximity of the gold mines and the railroad construction contributed to Marysville’s large Chinese population in the mid to late 1880’s. When those activities diminished, the Chinese worked in various occupations, many as laborers building rock walls throughout Northern California.

This section of rock wall was relocated from Sutter Buttes in a tribute to the Chinese that settled in Marysville’s Historic Chinatown.
 
Erected 1992 by Marysville Lions Club.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Asian Americans. In addition, it is included in the Chinese Heritage Sites of the American West series list.
 
Location. 39° 8.124′ N, 121° 35.297′ W. Marker is in Marysville, California, in Yuba County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of D Street and 1st Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Marysville CA 95901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bok Kai Temple (within shouting distance of this marker); Lord Sholto Douglas (within shouting distance of
Chinese Rock Wall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 31, 2013
2. Chinese Rock Wall Marker
this marker); New Mecklenberg (within shouting distance of this marker); Davis Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Historical Monument of Macy’s (within shouting distance of this marker); Mission Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Beckwourth Trail – Marysville (approx. 0.2 miles away); José Manuel Ramírez Rosales (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marysville.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located in the park near the Bok Kai Chinese Temple.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 14, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 872 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 14, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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