California Historical Landmarks in El Dorado County
California Historical Landmark 815
Wakamatsu Tea and Silk Farm Colony
889 Cold Springs Road
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.
California Registered Historical Landmark No. 815
Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation
In cooperation with the Japanese American Citizens League,
El Dorado County Historical Society,
And Friends of the Centennial Observance.
June 7, 1969
Wakamatsu Tea and Silk Farm Colony is also NRHP listing #09000397.