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Near Gold Hill in El Dorado County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Wakamatsu Tea and Silk Farm Colony

 
 
Wakamatsu Tea and Silk Farm Colony Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alvis Hendley, December 13, 2013
1. Wakamatsu Tea and Silk Farm Colony Marker
Inscription.   Site of the only tea and silk farm established in California. First agricultural settlement of pioneer Japanese immigrants who arrived at Gold Hill on June 8, 1869. Despite the initial success, it failed to prosper. It marked the beginning of Japanese influence on the agricultural economy of California.
 
Erected 1969 by State Department of Parks and Recreation In cooperation with the Japanese American Citizens League, El Dorado County Historical Society, And Friends of the Centennial Observance. (Marker Number 815.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureAsian AmericansSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmark series list.
 
Location. 38° 46.358′ N, 120° 53.478′ W. Marker is near Gold Hill, California, in El Dorado County. Marker is on Cold Springs Road, on the right when traveling north. Located in Front of Gold Trail School. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 941 Cold Springs Road, Placerville CA 95667, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At
Wakamatsu Tea and Silk Farm Colony Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alvis Hendley, December 13, 2013
2. Wakamatsu Tea and Silk Farm Colony Marker
least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sutter Mill Cemetery – 1848 (approx. 1.6 miles away); Pioneer Cemetery (approx. 1.6 miles away); Coloma’s Pioneer Cemetery (approx. 1.6 miles away); James W. Marshall (approx. 1.7 miles away); 200th Anniversary of James W. Marshall's Birth (approx. 1.7 miles away); Emmanuel Church (approx. 1.7 miles away); Cabin of James Marshall (approx. 1.7 miles away); Mining Ditches (approx. 1.7 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 12, 2014, by Alvis Hendley of San Francisco, California. This page has been viewed 410 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 12, 2014, by Alvis Hendley of San Francisco, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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