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Jeff Gillenkirk, Co-Author of “Bitter Melon: Inside America’s Last Rural Chinese Town”

Jeff Gillenkirk, Co-Author of “Bitter Melon: Inside America’s Last Rural Chinese Town”

A Remembrance and Appreciation for Jeff Gillenkirk will be held Sunday, January 29, 11am to 3pm, at Jan Ying Association, 13947 Main St., Locke

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On August 2, 1970 Locke was listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the National Park Service. It is the only town in the United States built exclusively by the Chinese Americans for the Chinese Americans. Its unique charm and genuine authenticity bring many visitors to its streets each year.