Wakamatsu Tea and Silk Colony

California State Historic Landmark 815

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#815 Wakamatsu Tea and Silk Farm Colony
Site of the only tea and silk farm established in California. First agricultural settlement of pioneer Japanese immigrants who arrived at Gold Hill on June 8, 1869. Despite the initial success, it failed to prosper. It marked the beginning of Japanese influence on the agricultural economy of California.

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Gold Trails Elementary School, 1336 Cold Springs Rd, Gold Hill.

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