#924:  China Camp

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At entrance to China Camp Village, China Camp State Park, on N San Pedro Rd, 5.3 mi SE of State Hwy 101, Santa Venetia





State Plaque



From the plaque:

Wa Jen Ha Lio

One of the earliest, largest, and most productive Chinese fishing villages in California, China Camp was in operation by 1870. The Chinese immigrants and their descendants introduced the use of commercial netting to catch bay shrimp off Point San Pedro. The shrimp were then dried and exported to Chinese throughout the world. China Camp represents the last surviving Chinese shrimp fishing village in California.

Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Marin Chinese Cultural Group, October 4, 1980.

©2009 David Schmitt