4-23-26 - Chinese farmers in the California Delta:...

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QuickTimeª and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor are needed to see this picture. Chinese farmers in the California Delta: Reclaiming the Past Espm50ac Carolyn Finney
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QuickTimeª and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor are needed to see this picture. In the 1860’s, The Chinese Farmer began Engaging in small-scale cultivation. By The 1880’s the Chinese were also involved In planting vineyards and digging Irrigation ditches Challenges in the Delta - flooding, Differential soil conditions and Complex social history Almost all the land in the Delta was Granted by the Federal Government To the state of California - over Eight Million acres
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QuickTimeª and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor are needed to see this picture. Memorial to Chinese Levee builders in Isleton, CA Reclamation - land reclamation is the creation of New Land where there once was water Reclamation took place in two stages: 1850-1880 using wheelbarrow brigades & 1879 Using the clamshell dredge Challenges for the Chinese workers: disease, accidents, and dishonesty
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4-23-26 - Chinese farmers in the California Delta:...

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