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To the Chinese men and women who came to Gold Mountain

 
 
To the Chinese men and women who came to Gold Mountain Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom McDannold, January 12, 2019
1. To the Chinese men and women who came to Gold Mountain Marker
Inscription. To the Chinese men and women who came to Gold Mountain. Site of the fourth and last Chinatown in Santa Cruz, 1894-1955.
 
Location. 36° 58.528′ N, 122° 1.568′ W. Marker is in Santa Cruz, California, in Santa Cruz County. Marker can be reached from Front Street east of Locust Street between Water Street. Touch for map. Marker is within the large center court yard of The Galleria. Marker is at or near this postal address: 740 Front Street, Santa Cruz CA 95060, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tom Scribner (within shouting distance of this marker); Santa Cruz County Bank (within shouting distance of this marker); People's Bank (within shouting distance of this marker); Pacific Avenue Commercial Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Santa Cruz Hall of Records 1882 / Salón de archivos de Santa Cruz 1882 (within shouting distance of this marker); Santa Cruz County World War Memorial (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Santa Cruz Main Post Office (about 500 feet away); Old Theatre Building (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santa Cruz.
 
More about this marker. Marker is located within the interior court of The Galleria on the left
To the Chinese men and women who came to Gold Mountain Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom McDannold
2. To the Chinese men and women who came to Gold Mountain Marker
side of the door leading into a smaller court yard.
 
Regarding To the Chinese men and women who came to Gold Mountain. Chinatowns within California often shifted their location. The relocation was usually prompted by fire or urban renewal. Front Street Chinatown, City of Santa Cruz is an example. When the Chinatown along Front Street was destroyed by fire in 1892, its displaced residents created the Blackburn Chinatown and the Birenseer’s Chinatown. However, Front Street Chinatown was rebuilt by 1894 and the other Chinatowns were abandoned with Front Street Chinatown once again became the Chinatown of the city. It persisted until 1955 when its dwindling population and urban renewal prompted its demise. Presently, the site is occupied by The Galleria, a multi-story retail and services center.
 
Categories. Asian AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
To the Chinese men and women who came to Gold Mountain Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom McDannold
3. To the Chinese men and women who came to Gold Mountain Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 17, 2019. This page originally submitted on January 15, 2019, by Tom McDannold of Santa Cruz, California. This page has been viewed 38 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 15, 2019, by Tom McDannold of Santa Cruz, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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