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Monday, July 02, 2007

China Camp + Frank Quan



The construction of the transcontinental railroad brought thousands of Chineese to California so they could be exploited for their hard labor, but when the railroad project was finished, many of the Chineese became quite successful as independent contractors -- either farming or fishing, or as merchants...   Frank Quan is descended from a long line of bay-shrimp fishermen, who have been netting and drying their catch for over a hundred years at China Camp, now with a population of 1, near San Rafael, on the banks of San Pablo Bay -- the upper portion of San Francisco Bay...

3 Comments:

At Monday, July 02, 2007 7:51:00 PM, Blogger Jozee said...

Nice documentation.

 
At Monday, July 02, 2007 8:09:00 PM, Blogger griesmail said...

nice interesting story and nice pictures

 
At Tuesday, July 03, 2007 8:23:00 AM, Blogger Kimberley said...

VERY VERY INTERESTING GREAT SHOTS AS WELL

 

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