Remembrance Of P.G.’s Chinatown

And the Moe just forced a Chinese restaurant out of it’s prized location . . .

A walk through the site of Pacific Grove’s Chinese fishing village will mark the 105th anniversary of the fire that destroyed it and ended 50 years of Chinese culture and history on the Peninsula.

The village, where Hopkins Marine Station now stands, burned to the ground on May 16, 1906. It was the largest Chinese community on the California coast, and its inhabitants pioneered Monterey Bay’s commercial fishing industry.

The boulders along the shoreline at Hopkins still bear scorch marks from the fire. Its origin remains a mystery, but the behavior of Pacific Grove’s white residents, during and after the fire, has been a lingering source of embarrassment for the city.

Remembrance Of P.G.’s Chinatown