Gold Country's Last Chinatown: Marysville, California

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Marysville’s Chinatown is the last remaining of thirty such communities built in California’s Gold Country during the gold rush. Home to one of the oldest operating Taoist temples in California, this region’s rich history includes a visit from Dr. Sun Yat-sen, the first president of the Republic of China. For more than 150 years, the Chinese in Marysville have celebrated the Bok Kai Festival, and it’s now the only place in America where people can experience the firing of the bombs and the mad dash to catch one of the good luck rings. Join authors Lawrence Tom and Brian Tom as they share the stories of the resolute Marysville Chinese and their pioneer forebears.
ISBN: 9781467143233
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: California
Series: American Heritage
Images: 120
Pages: 192
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Lawrence Tom was born and raised in Marysville and is a graduate of CSUS. He studied in the management program at UCD. He was the comptroller and a career executive appointee with CALTRANS. He is the tour director for the Chinese American Museum of Northern California. Brian Tom is the founder of the Asian American Studies program at UC Davis, a graduate of UC Berkeley and UC Davis and practiced law for more than twenty-five years. He is the founder and director of the Chinese American Museum of Northern California. This is their fourth book.
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