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CHL No. 802 Ah Louis Store - San Luis Obispo


NO. 802 AH LOUIS STORE - Ah Louis' Store, established in 1874, was the first Chinese store in the county. It sold general merchandise and herbs and served as a bank, counting house, and post office for the numerous Chinese coolies who dug the eight tunnels through the Mountains of Cuesta for the Southern Pacific Railroad, 1884 to 1894.


800 Palm St at Chorro St, San Luis Obispo
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CHL #802 Ah Louis Store