Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Locke in Time

Last year around this time, we went to Sacramento to visit my cousin. On our visit we went on an impromptu drive to a ghost town called Locke near Walnut Grove in Northern California. The drive there was such an adventure at the edge of the Sacramento River Delta. Imagine a dirt road, water on one side and apple orchards on the other side. Going to Locke is like going back in time. This town was built by the Chinese who came to California during the Gold Rush. Locke is the only rural Chinese village remaining in the whole of America. While Chinese districts survive in several American cities, none claim the unique ethnicity of Locke.

Alex and David walking down one of the two streets in Locke

A path between buildings leading up to the highway

Some local kids who were selling their art.

David liked the lettering style on this sign

One of a few Alfa Romeo's that belonged to a car club having a meeting in a local bar.

More pictures (not ours) of Locke.

post by Armilyn

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