In Oct. 2008, I had a book signing opportunity in the only all Chinese town in America, Locke, which now was like a ghost town. It was never more than a block or two long, but was the center of an agricultural community in the days when Chinese could not own property and had to have a sympathetic white person named Locke purchase land for them.
This occasion marked the official dedication of the boarding house in Locke as a Museum and recognized as a State Historical site. Several of the still living residents were acknowledged and several state officials made speeches. A festive air prevailed with performances of lion dances followed by a barbeque lunch sold by vendors along the main, and only, street of Locke.
Promoting Books at Dedication of the Boarding House Museum