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WAKAMATSU TEA AND SILK FARM COLONY

Historical Landmark

Description:
The agricultural settlement of pioneer Japanese immigrants who arrived at Gold Hill on June 8, 1869-the only tea and silk farm established in California-had a promising outlook but failed tragically in less than two years. This was the initial Japanese-influenced agricultural attempt in California. Adapted from “Wakamatsu Tea and Silk Farm Colony 1869” by Evelene K. Meyer, 1974.

Registration Date: 12/19/1966

Location:
City: Gold Hill
County: El Dorado

Directions:
Gold Trails Elementary School, 889 Cold Springs Rd, Gold Hill

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