Our Notable Past
Chinese San Luis Obispo
on February 7, 1998 at the Cuesta College Forum
at this event included:
and Howard S. Miller opened the event with a welcome message.
Grace Mitchell is the
President of Cuesta College. Howard
Miller has taught and published American social, technological, and
urban history, developed curricula and public programming, and
co-curated major museum exhibits. He is Emeritus Professor of
History, University of Missouri-St. Louis. He is the President of Heritage
Landwehr and Paula Juelke Carr hosted "In Search of
Chinese San Luis Obispo: An Open Forum for Sharing Discoveries,
Questions, Experiences. Lynne Landwehr is a writer and editor,
currently researching a history of the San Luis Obispo Chinatown. She
serves on the staff of the San Luis Obispo County Historical Museum.
Paula Juelke Carr is an independent historian, cultural resource
researcher, and museum exhibit developer. She currently serves on the
San Luis Obispo Cultural Heritage Committee.
Sandy Lydon is a Professor of History at Cabrillo College and
Adjunct Professor of History at California State University, Monterey.
His book, Chinese Gold: The Chinese in the Monterey Bay (1985),
won the Book of the Year Award from the Association of Asian-American
Studies. His presentation at this event was titled "The
Chinese at the Bottom of the Hole: Chinese Immigrants and the History
of the California Coast."
Roberta Greenwood is the founder of Greenwood &
Associates, is a widely published archaeologist with special expertise
on California Chinese communities. She has received a Lifetime
Achievement Award from the Society for California Archaeology. Her
book, Down by the Station: Los Angeles Chinatown, 1880-1933 (1996),
won the Cotsen Prize Imprint for Outstanding Studies in Archaeology.
Her presentation was titled "How
Archaeology Contributes to the Knowledge of Chinatown
John Parker has directed archaeological and historical
research projects, conducted field schools, and taught related college
level courses. He is founder of Parker & Associates, an
archaeological consulting firm, and currently directs the San Luis
Obispo Palm Street Archaeological Project. His presentation was titled
"Sorting through Five Tons of
San Luis Obispo History: The Archaeology of the Palm Street
Dennis Judd is the Vice President of Heritage Shared. He
teaches history at Cuesta College, and since 1975 has been an
interpretive guide at the Hearst San Simeon State Historical Monument.
He has conducted numerous oral history interviews, directed
internships, and taught Elderhostel programs.
Cal Poly Lion Dancers, members of the Cal Poly Chinese Student
Chin, an independent writer, actor, Asian Studies scholar, and former
Education Director of the New York Chinatown History Museum, portrayed
Dr. Yee Fung Cheung, a California gold rush-era Chinese herbalist.
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Chinese San Luis Obispo
Heritage Home Tour
San Simeon Point