A lyrical look at the “Japanese Plymouth Rock”

STRONG AS SILK: THE STORY OF THE GOLD HILL WAKAMATSU TEA AND SILK COLONY By Brigit Truex (San Pedro, Calif.: Lummox Press, 2012, 138 pp., $18, paperback) “Strong as Silk” is a wonderful summer read and an interesting attempt to stir the imagination of what it must have been like as the historic Wakamatsu Tea […]

Wakamatsu Colony preservation efforts to be honored

SACRAMENTO — The California rice industry will honor the efforts to preserve the Wakamatsu Tea and Silk Colony during the 10th annual California Rice Commission Circle of Life Reception, Tuesday, March 15, from noon to 2 p.m. in the Magnolia Room at the Sheraton Grand Sacramento, 1230 J St. The colony, which was established near […]

American River Conservancy acquires Wakamatsu Colony site

COLOMA, Calif. — The American River Conservancy (ARC) on Nov. 1 purchased the 272 acre Gold Hill Ranch, site of the historic Wakamatsu Tea and Silk Colony, located a mile south of Coloma and the Marshall Gold State Historic Park. This ranch is described as “an interesting mosaic of springs, streams, wetlands, blue and live […]