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“Semi Ghost Town”
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 22 July 2016

I dropped by this spot by before my lil sisters wedding in Sonora, CA on the weekend of New years eve 2015.
Right off the 120/montezuma road, there are about 1/2 dozen other sites/ Ghost Towns such as Montezuma, Jefferson (although only markers remain) and the only known cira 1800's Jesuit Shrine in No California in a 4 mile radius.

Parking right off the freeway a good 1/2 can be had walking around the old Main Street. The Pioneer Cemetery is right across the freeway where Main Street dead ends. Another 30mins to 1hr can be spent wandering the tombstones there.

Funny fact, there is till a functioning post office as Chinese Camp still has a tad over 100 ppl as a permanent population. One can buy a souvenir postcard and sen it with the Postmarked stamp.

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Reviewed 21 April 2016

If you love old building and ruins this is a great place to stop. It is easy to drive by without noticing. There is an historical marker on the west side of the street. Park there and walk down the block to the left (south). That one block is full of old buildings, most in a state of serious decay. Very interesting.

1  Thank fungramma51
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Reviewed 8 March 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?

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Reviewed 24 October 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

3  Thank Kylie W
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Reviewed 14 September 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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