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Paso (Bamboo) Robles (0937)

Paso (Bamboo) Robles (0937)
Paso Bamboo, a nursery, just north of Paso Robles. 'Paso Robles' is Spanish for Oak Pass, but somehow I doubt that Paso Bamboo translates as intended.

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James Ruddy
James Ruddy
Maybe some of those Vietnamese boat people settled there and added their ethnic touch to it.
3 years ago.
Don Barrett (aka DBs… has replied to James Ruddy
Could be -- there's a long history of Chinese and other Asian immigrants throughout central California.
3 years ago.
James Ruddy
James Ruddy
I know, I read a history of the Chinese in America and of them in California...but that was years ago. I liked the old Tong Wars they had in CA in the 1800's. I vaguely recall one story about two large Chinese gangs that actually had a pitched battle. For weeks they had all the blacksmiths working overtime making spears, swords, and other military items and met on the field someplace, with cowboys and other locals sitting around on the hillside to watch them fight a real battle like they would have done between warlords in China. I wish I still had that book, I'd like to read it again. Oh, and in the San Joachin valley they still have lots of wall built by Chinese laborers out in fields for fencing. I did have some photos of them, but I can't find them anymore.
3 years ago.
Don Barrett (aka DBs… has replied to James Ruddy
You're far more of a history buff than I... I know way too little about the history of Asian populations in the West.
3 years ago.