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San Francisco Gold Rush Article

Gold Rush, Chinatown

The California gold rush starting in 1848 led to a large boom in population, including considerable immigration. Between January 1848 and December 1849, the population of San Francisco increased from 1,000 to 25,000. The rapid growth continued through the 1850s and under the influence of the 1859...

Chinatown Article

Chinatown, San Francisco neighborhoods, Dragon Gate, Temple, Old Chinese Telephone Exchange, Chinese Six Companies, Stockton Street, Chinese Market, Portsmouth Square, Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory

San Francisco's Chinatown is the oldest Chinatown in North America and one of the largest Chinese communities outside Asia. Since its establishment in the 1840s, it has been highly important and influential in the history and culture of ethnic Chinese immigrants to the United States and North...