Locke, Ca was founded in 1915 according to it’s website by a group of Chinese immigrant merchents who wanted to establish a town of their own after a fire had broken out in nearby Walnut Grove. It was originally named Lockeport after George Locke, who owned the land that the town was built upon at a time when Chinese people were not allowed to own land. It is also been designated National Historic Landmark District due to the historical significance of the only town being built by Chinese for Chinese. Much of the original decendents have moved on but many of the buildings remain in their original state (a school house, an import shop, grocery store etc.)
Below are some snapshots from my visit to the little town. Hope you enjoy!
You can see the rest of the photos that I and the people in our photo group took here: [button link=”http://www.meetup.com/Delta-Digital-Camera-Club/photos/10163572/”] Meetup camera group[/button]