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Posted by Ron Filion on Tuesday, August 02, 2005 at 14:50:59 :

In Reply to: Re: China Beach origin posted by Ron Filion on Friday, July 29, 2005 at 17:25:22 :

More facts:

(1) The name of the beach was changed to "China Beach" in 1979 by the "United States Board on Geographic Names." Here's the entry on their website:

Feature ID: 252417
Name: China Beach
Class: Beach
Size: 366 m (1200 ft) long
Description: At the southwest end of Baker Beach on South Bay, 2.4 km (1.5 mi)

Sources:
United States Board on Geographic Names. 1979b. Decisions on Geographic Names in the United States, April through June 1979. (Decision list no. 7902.) Washington: Department of the Interior, 33p.

http://geonames.usgs.gov

(2) Here's what is written on the landmark out there:

"China Beach...Since Gold Rush times, this cove was used as a campsite by many of the Chinese fishermen who worked in and around San Francisco Bay. Their efforts to supply the needs of a young city helped establish one of the area's most important industries and traditions."

Source: Picture, text, and history at
http://www.outsidelands.org/loewen.html




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