Self-Guided Walking Tour in Chinatown

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You will get to experience a self guided walking tour of a Cantonese 19th Century Christian Chinese funeral procession that traveled through the former Chinatown in honor of WWII Congressional Gold Medal veteran, Joe You Chew, who was 99.5 years old and the last Chew family resident in Tehama County. This self-guided tour will walk you through the life of one of the original Chinese families in Tehama County. It will also present the historical structures from the former Chinatown which survived many years of trials and tribulations. All proceeds go to the Helen and Joe Chew Foundation which provides a scholarship fund dedicated to Joe You Chew’s alma mater Red Bluff Union High School.

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It all begins with a stretch along Main Street to the end of Walnut Street. Due to the Chinese Exclusion Act, all of the Chinese homes were along High Street (now Rio Street) and ended on Antelope Blvd. Maybe you would want to stop for lunch, at the Guadalajara Mexican Restaurant, located at 860 Main St, Red Bluff, CA 96080, there is a picture in the lobby of the Ming Terrace Restaurant. The Ming Terrace Restaurant was both the last Chinese residence and Chinese business to operate in the historic Chinatown closing in 1973. Walk the steps of the Chew family, as they performed one last ancient 19th Century Chinese ritual of a funeral procession traveling through the former Chinatown ending at Oak Hill Cemetery in honor of Joe You Chew, who was 99.5 years old and the last Chew family resident in Tehama County. This will guide you through the last time a Chinese procession would be held from one of the original Chinese families in Tehama County.

Duration: 30 minutes
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