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Grave stone. Gin Chow : 1857-1933. Evergreen Cemetery. Gin Chow was the most famous Chinese farmer in Lompoc. He was the weather prophet, political analyst and sage of his time. Gin Chow farmed in Goleta until 1911, when he moved to Lompoc. He came to the U.S. from China in 1873, with the intention of getting rich like most Chinese immigrants. He worked for Col. W. W. Hollister's Glen Annie Ranch in Goleta, farmed on 22 acres later, and eventually moved to Lompoc, buying 32 acres east of town.
Grave stone. Gin Chow :...
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Title Grave stone. Gin Chow : 1857-1933. Evergreen Cemetery. Gin Chow was the most famous Chinese farmer in Lompoc. He was the weather prophet, political analyst and sage of his time. Gin Chow farmed in Goleta until 1911, when he moved to Lompoc. He came to the U.S. from China in 1873, with the intention of getting rich like most Chinese immigrants. He worked for Col. W. W. Hollister's Glen Annie Ranch in Goleta, farmed on 22 acres later, and eventually moved to Lompoc, buying 32 acres east of town.
Date undated
Description Grave stone at Evergreen Cemetery, Lompoc, with the following inscritption, "Gin Chow 1857 - 1933 The Prophet."
Gin Chow, Santa Barbara farmer and businessman : early 1900s. Predicted date of 1925 earthquake and protected water rights of Lompoc Valley farmers.
Gin Chow, Santa Barbara...
early 1900s
 
Title Gin Chow, Santa Barbara farmer and businessman : early 1900s. Predicted date of 1925 earthquake and protected water rights of Lompoc Valley farmers.
Date early 1900s
Description Portrait of Gin Chow. Image originally obtained from Santa Barbara Historical Society.
Willie Lee and family, Santa Barbara : early 1900s. Will Lee was the cook for Mr. and Mrs. Edwards.
Willie Lee and family, ...
early 1900s
 
Title Willie Lee and family, Santa Barbara : early 1900s. Will Lee was the cook for Mr. and Mrs. Edwards.
Date early 1900s
Description Full-length, formal portrait of Willie Lee and two other family members. Image originally obtained from Santa Barbara Historical Society.
Chinese New Year, Joss House, 15 E. Canon Perdido, Santa Barbara : early 1900s.
Chinese New Year, Joss ...
early 1900s
 
Title Chinese New Year, Joss House, 15 E. Canon Perdido, Santa Barbara : early 1900s.
Date early 1900s
Description Two men play stringed instruments on front of a festive table. Image originally obtained from Santa Barbara Historical Society.
Santa Barbara Chinese Mission Church : early 1900s.
Santa Barbara Chinese M...
early 1900s
 
Title Santa Barbara Chinese Mission Church : early 1900s.
Date early 1900s
Description A group of people stand outside the Santa Barbara Chinese Mission Church. Image originally obtained from Santa Barbara Historical Society.
Charlie Sing, Domestic, San Marcos Hotel, Santa Barbara : 1889.
Charlie Sing, Domestic,...
1889
 
Title Charlie Sing, Domestic, San Marcos Hotel, Santa Barbara : 1889.
Date 1889
Description Charlie Sing stands on walkway near row of trees and picket fence. Image originally obtained from Santa Barbara Historical Society.
Santa Barbara merchant Hing Lee and his granddaughter : about 1900. Hing Lee & Co. retail was at 16 E. Canon Perdido, Santa Barbara.
Santa Barbara merchant ...
circa 1900
 
Title Santa Barbara merchant Hing Lee and his granddaughter : about 1900. Hing Lee & Co. retail was at 16 E. Canon Perdido, Santa Barbara.
Date circa 1900
Description Hing Lee and his young granddaughter wear traditional clothing and sit for a portrait. Image originally obtained from Santa Barbara Historical Society.
Santa Barbara Street scene : early 1900s.
Santa Barbara Street sc...
early 1900s
 
Title Santa Barbara Street scene : early 1900s.
Date early 1900s
Description Three children stand in front of wall in Santa Barbara. Image originally obtained from Santa Barbara Historical Society.
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