China Camp

 

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Unfortunately, we arrived just after the main exhibit at the museum was closed, but there was still plenty to see.  China Camp is exactly what it sounds like, a place where Chinese immigrants settled and started an incredibly successful shrimp business.  This was back in the 1880s.  This is homeschooling at it’s best!

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A recreation of a Chinese Junk.  Very cool shrimping boats.
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China Camp from the water doesn’t look terribly interesting, but it is a gem!

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I wouldn’t trust the electrics.
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An original home in China Camp with garden.

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Inside of the little cabin.

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We discovered that the last remaining resident of China Camp, Frank Quan had passed a few days previous.  He is obviously very missed, and I couldn’t help but feel I had missed out not knowing this person.  I had a wave of sadness at losing living history.

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Sad to see someone so beloved pass, but happy that he is so well remembered.

 

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Sunset at China Camp
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Author: floatingschoolhouse

From Army Brat, to DBA, to homeschool Mom. The adventure continues!

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