A Chinaman was fishing for abalone off Pt. Loma and it clamped on his hand and he didn’t have sense enough to take a rock and break it and he drowned. They found him clamped to a rock there.
Map of Chinese quarter, 1912. Sharing the neighborhood with Seven Buckets of Blood and the Old Tub of Blood were the fan-tan (a counting game played with beans or coins and a bamboo stick) and lottery houses run by Chinese.
Posted April 8, 1982
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The Climb to Gold Mountain: San Diego's Chinatown