Saturday, August 27, 2011

Down in the Delta: Gambling, drinking, and history

On the main street of an old riverfront town in the Delta there is a former gambling hall. This place and the town where it still stands were built and populated long ago by Chinese immigrants to California. The town is Locke, located at the apex of an elbow-bend in the roiling Sacramento River just north of Walnut Grove, and it packs a lot more substance than the post's title implies. You walk through Locke, you don't come out the other end without some history hitching a ride.

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