When was Chinatown established?

San Francisco Chinatown was established in the 1840s and is considered the oldest Chinatown in North America. Many Chinese immigrants and workers built a life for themselves in Chinatown following the California Gold Rush and the construction of the Transcontinental Railroad.

 

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