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Historical Markers in Isleton, California
Isleton is in Sacramento County
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|This building was built in 1926 after the Main Street fire. Originally it was a Chinese restaurant owned by Sun and Moy Kow. Later it became a cantina/dime a dance hall run by Joe Kum You and Joe Gung. It was common knowledge that some dancers were . . . — — Map (db m25906) HM|
|This building dates from 1927 when it was rebuilt after a fire in 1926. The upper floor served the Chinese population as a center for religious and social activities.
The Toy family operated a store two doors west called The Quong Wo Sing Co. . . . — — Map (db m18271) HM|
|This hotel, the oldest operating in Isleton, opened in 1949. During construction it was discovered that his site was an old Indian burial ground. Manuel Valine was the first owner of this building that operated as a casino. Soon after the grand . . . — — Map (db m25744) HM|
|During the gold rush period of 1849 Isleton was a sea of swaying tules and peat bogs. Chinese immigrants lured to California for gold stayed on to begin a hand labor task of dredging and constructing levees. When the water was pumped out, these . . . — — Map (db m18205) HM|
|This dry goods store was owned by
Kumataro & Rika Nakano in
Isleton's thriving Japantown.
The store was closed in 1942
when Executive Order 9066
mandated the incarceration of
110,000 Japanese on the West Coast
in isolated internment . . . — — Map (db m161964) HM|
|Established in the
1870's. Formerly a Chinese
Brothel, Gambling Hall,
And Opium Den. — — Map (db m161961) HM|