Wednesday, March 11, 2009

San Francisco Chinatown

The first Chinese immigrants landed in San Francisco in 1848; two men and one woman.

The Chinese were the first immigrants to rebuild after the 1906 earthquake and fire.

In 1908 the Chinese Chamber of Commerce was established.

Chinatown in San Francisco is now home to over 1.5 Million people of Chinese descent.

Saturday is when the locals shop. Chickens and ducks are a common site. Spend some time wandering along the streets where you will find produce, animals, and oddities you didn't know existed in any other market.

Or head over to 56 Ross Alley and pick up some fortune cookies at the Fortune Cookie Factory. Yes, there really is such a factory.

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