2019 marks the 150th anniversary of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad. A float in the 2019 Rose Bowl Parade on Jan. 1, 2019, commemorates the completion of the railroad. This float, named Harmony Through Union, is sponsored by Union Pacific and Chinese American Heritage Foundation.
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.