Friday, August 30, 2013

THE Trip, THE Encore' :: Locke California, Chinese National Historic Landmark

Copyright 2013, CABS for Reflections From the Fence

May 3, 2013  Still four months behind, time flies when you are having fun!

The MOC Spring Rally at Jackson was over, we had a great time, so glad we came.  We moved Tana 45 miles to Lodi California area to spend a few days with MOC friends Bob and Mina.  They took us to Locke California.  Locke was "built by Chinese immigrants during the early 20th century. It was originally named Lockeport after George Locke."  Please do visit the Wikipedia page for the run down on the interesting history of Locke.

This is the Chinese School Museum, which was closed when we visited.

A view down the street,  Locke Chinese Medicine.

Man and friend Bob inspecting this beautiful monument in Locke Memorial Park, dedicated October 8, 2006.

A close up of one of the "tiles".

In the park we find a small water garden.  There were lily pads blooming and over at Flora and Fauna I have photos of what else was enjoying the water garden.

Man found the local theater.  In past years the theater was a Chinese opera, a gambling den, and a brothel.

Man and Mina inspecting the - -  well, what WAS that thing??

Back at Locke Chinese Medicine, we find they are supporting the local cats, and the kitty paw thanks you.

Yep, cat food in a pretty copper odd shaped bowl.

And, the local beneficiary of your kindness.  Looks like kitty has been benefiting quite well.  He (or she) was a rather large kitty, plump too.  I thought kitty was an unusual color.

Thank you Bob and Mina for introducing us to Locke and it's fascinating history.


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