Tag Archive: Ah Louis

Jul 11

Ah Louis, pioneer builder of San Luis Obispo

Ah Louis was the nickname given to Wong On who arrived in San Luis Obispo about 1870.

Ah Louis has to be on any top ten list of early persons of influence in San Luis Obispo. This article comes from the May 10, 1956 Centurama edition of the then Telegram-Tribune but the column was republished from one written in 1929 so some of the references need to be updated. Post a comment …

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May 20

Tea grows in China

November 27, 1875 ad for Ah Louis' Chinese Labor Agency & Store!

1876 The Fox network may tell you otherwise but immigration is not a new issue. Fear of “others” has always been a quick way to gather a mob, er, viewers or subscribers. Fresh flowers were on graves from New Orleans to Gettysburg.  Civil War veterans still marched in parades recognizing their fight, in part, for …

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