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Angels Camp in Calaveras County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Chinatown

 
 
Chinatown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, June 13, 2010
1. Chinatown Marker
Inscription. This building, once owned by Sam Choy, is the only building remaining from a large Chinese settlement here in early Gold Rush days. Now owned by the City of Angels Camp.
 
Erected 1980 by Matuca Chapter, E Clampus Vitus.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 38° 4.137′ N, 120° 32.32′ W. Marker is in Angels Camp, California, in Calaveras County. Marker is on Birds Way east of South Main Street (California Highway 49), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1329 Birds Way, Angels Camp CA 95222, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Angels Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Independent Order of Odd Fellows Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Angels Camp (within shouting distance of this marker); A. Brosemer Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Veterans Memorial Hall (about 500 feet away); Claussen’s Corner (about 600 feet away); Mark Twain (approx. 0.3 miles away); Utica Mine North Shaft (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Angels Camp.
 
More about this marker.
Chinatown Marker and Sam Choy Building image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, June 13, 2010
2. Chinatown Marker and Sam Choy Building
Marker is mounted on the side of the building.
Birds Way is a small narrow lane with limited parking. It is better to park on South Main Street and walk the one block to view the marker and building.
 
Also see . . .  The Chinese and the California Gold Rush. Like every other nation in the world, the Chinese Empire was represented in the great rush for California which took place during the gold excitement. (Submitted on June 14, 2010.) 
 
Additional keywords. California Gold Rush
 
Categories. Asian AmericansNotable Buildings
 
The Sam Choy Building image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, June 13, 2010
3. The Sam Choy Building
Architectural Detail on Building image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, June 13, 2010
4. Architectural Detail on Building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 14, 2010, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 981 times since then and 65 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 14, 2010, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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