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China Alley

 

Alley Between 21st and 22nd Streets                       

The neighborhood containing China Alley was once the center of Bakersfield’s first China town. In the late 1800’s, approximately 3,000 Chinese circulated around China Alley during the construction of the railroads. The U.S. Post Office delivered mail to alley businesses and residents well into the 1950’s because letters were addressed to China Alley.

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