Taking a few steps back from the super up close view from my phone to bring you a glimpse of historic downtown Marysville, California.
During the Gold Rush many Chinese immigrants began to settle in the area between the Feather and Yuba Rivers and the gold mines of the Sierra Nevada foothills. The influence of Chinese aesthetic is evident in the architectural design of the buildings in the downtown area.
If I got in closer you could see the Chinese lettering on the small building to the left. My mistake. I’m still a novice with this Nikon.
“The permanent Chinese population in town rose to around one thousand by 1860. Marysville became Sam Fou, the third most important city for Chinese in California.” –National Register of Historic Places in Yuba County, California
I’ll post more pictures from my morning in Marysville soon! If you like these snap shots you may also enjoy seeing the once beautiful Hotel Marysville I initially shared with you a couple years ago.