WAKAMATSU TEA AND SILK FARM COLONY
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
City: Gold Hill
County: El Dorado
Gold Trails Elementary School, 889 Cold Springs Rd, Gold Hill
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