In California, currents converge and cut new streams. Asian Pacific sensibilities permeate California's landscape from one end to the other, in its major cities--San Francisco, Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Diego--its rural outposts, and even the Silicon Valley.
The traditions of Californians of Asian and Pacific Islander descent are remembered and shared throughout California State Parks' monuments, historic parks, museums and visitors centers. The centerpiece of the China Camp State Historic Park is China Camp, the oldest (1880s) and last Chinese fishing village on San Francisco Bay. A small cluster of preserved buildings remains from the Chinese shrimp-fishing village. Tour historic structures and an interpretive display to get a feeling for life in the 20 to 30 fishing villages that once flourished in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Also located in San Francisco Bay, Angel Island State Park's Immigration Station was the first stop for immigrants crossing the Pacific. Between 1910 and 1940, hundreds of thousands of immigrants from China, India, Japan and Korea were stationed, quarantined, questioned and processed at this historical site. Echoes of their journeys and trials are recorded on the walls