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Review of Chinese Camp

Chinese Camp
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Owner description: This mining center is where the predecessor to Wells-Fargo was located.
Reviewed March 8, 2016

A very small historic town, with some great gold rush history. Stop and talk to the locals or do some research on the net before going to Yosemite?

Thank Lj K
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Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

Called into the bar at Chinese Camp to buy a handmade rug and ended up staying for 3 hours talking to Mike the owner. If you're travelling to Yosemite near Sonora make sure you call into see Mike at Chinese Camp it's well worth the experience

4  Thank Kylie W
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Reviewed September 14, 2015

Interesting out of the way place to have a quick look at the past, there are several of the old original building still standing....they are in disrepair! This was the home to Chinese immigrants during the gold rush days. Now it is a virtual ghost town....look up its history on line.

1  Thank Cherie P
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Reviewed August 18, 2015

Interesting out of the way place. I enjoyed walking around and learning some of the history. The short hiking trail has nice scenary.

1  Thank viperflt
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Reviewed August 13, 2015

I spotted this town on a map and was intrigued by its name. Its proximity to all the gold mining towns was very close so I gave it a visit and was fascinated by its near-ghost town appearance. Even the properties occupied by live people seemed extremely run down. Sometimes it was hard to tell the difference between abandoned and just horribly rundown homes. Aside from the plaque on Highway 49, there was very little information regarding its history. I got all the historical stuff online.

3  Thank Newman H
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