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Milton Quan: Growing up in China Camp Village

October 17, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

(Online Event For Members Only)

In honor of China Camp’s 2020 Heritage Month, join us for Q&A with Milton Quan (shown here with cousin Georgette). Milton, a charming and witty storyteller, will discuss his unique and rustic childhood growing up in China Camp Village in the 1940s and ‘50s. He’ll share details on how he, along with the other Quan children, were very involved in supporting the family, working in the beachfront cafe, shrimping, and running the boat rental business. Miton will also share how he had plenty of time for mischief, including a 10-day adventure on the bay that lead to a Coast Guard rescue and a sunken shrimp boat. Milton will also shed light on how his role as a movie extra in the 1950’s film Blood Allley, starring John Wayne and shot largely at China Camp, and how it led to a stint as a Hollywood stuntman.

This event is open to Friends of China Camp members only. Not a member yet? Become a Friend here.

Space is limited and advance reservations are required. For additional details, email programs@friendsofchinacamp.org or call (415) 456-0766.




October 17, 2020
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

NOTICE: Some sites at the Back Ranch Meadows Campground will be closed Sunday through Thursday from November 14, 2022 until May 13, 2023 due to construction. The group site will remain open during the week. Go to reservecalifornia.com for available reservations.

ADVISORY: December 3, 2023, 8am-2pm. Footrace beginning at Miwok Meadows. Expect increased foot traffic on Shoreline Trail, Oak Ridge Trail, and Bayview trail. Plan your trip to the park accordingly. See calendar for details.