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 at Evergreen Cemetery, Lompoc, with the following inscritption, "Gin Chow 1857 - 1933 The Prophet."
Gin Chow, Santa Barbara...
Gin Chow, Santa Barbara farmer and businessman : early 1900s. Predicted date of 1925 earthquake and protected water rights of Lompoc Valley farmers.
Portrait of Gin Chow. Image originally obtained from Santa Barbara Historical Society.
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