Mr. S. and I woke up Saturday morning and it was such a beautiful sunshiny day that we decided to take a leisurely drive down to the Delta and explore the small town of Locke. I've heard about Locke often from several of my history buff friends but have never actually been there. [Located near Walnut Grove, it was founded in 1915 and considered unique because it's the only town in the US built exclusively by the Chinese for the Chinese.] We had a nice time poking our noses in the small gambling halls, school houses and various shops. The kitchen in one of the museums caught my eye with the big wood burning pit stoves to accommodate the multiple woks and also the farmhouse style sinks for cleaning up after large groups. I wonder what kind of meals were served back then?

Anyhow, we had such a lovely time on our drive that we decided that we should do some more day trips. If you have any suggestions of places to check out, I'd love to hear them. :)
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  1. Anonymous Says:

    My father was born in Locke in 1926. Our family owned a building there until about 2004.

    My grandparents ran the Moon Cafe in Locke. I remember seeing old menus when I was a kid. The most expensive item was $0.15. Their kitchen had gas powered Wok stations. I never saw those wood burning Wok pits before. That is really cool, I'm going to have to check those out sometimes.

    Thanks for the post.


  2. Ally Says:

    Bill, $.15! My how times have changed! :)

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