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History

1850-1955

There were four different Chinatown in Santa Cruz throughout the period, with the last one destroyed when the San Lorenzo River flooded the the downtown area in 1955.

External links: http://www.santacruzpl.org/history/culdiv/golden.shtml Chinatown's culture. http://www.santacruzpl.org/history/work/edcomcn.shtml Chinatown's economic development.

Landmarks

Chinatown plaque at the Galleria A plaque that marks the location of Santa Cruz's last Chinatown at the Galleria building on Front Street.

Publications

Books: Chinese Gold The Chinese in the Monterey Bay Region, by Sandy Lydon. Chinatown Dreams The Life and Photographs of George Lee, edited by Geoffrey Dunn.

Newspapers: asianweek.com - The oldest and largest English language newspaper serving the Asian/Pacific Islander American community.

Maps

Local Organizations

Events

Museum Exhibit at the Museum of Art and History, February 23 - June 29, 2008, Ying: Inspired by the Art and History of China exhibit.

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