California Historical Landmarks in Marin County

California Historical Landmark 924
China Camp
Plaque At Entrance To China Camp Village
China Camp State Park
North San Pedro Road
Four Miles East of San Rafael
Built Around 1870


China Camp

One of the earliest, largest, and most productive Chinese fishing villages in California, China Camp was in operation by 1870. The Chinese immigrants and their descendants introduced the use of commercial netting to catch bay shrimp off Point San Pedro. The shrimp were then dried and exported to Chinese throughout the world. China Camp represents the last surviving Chinese shrimp fishing village in California.

Citation from California Office of Historic Preservation

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