Friday, June 16, 2017

Locke, California

Locke, acrylic on paper, 12”x9”
The small town of Locke, California is now a National Historic District with a fascinating history.  Located in the Sacramento Delta, the town was settled in 1915 by Chinese immigrants and Chinese-Americans at a time when discriminatory California law did not allow Asians to own land.  The original land was leased from George Locke.  More about the town’s history can be found here.

I have visited Locke a few times and it demands to be photographed, and, as you can see by yesterday’s project, painted.

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