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Sikh Temple Site - Stockton, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
N 37° 56.041 W 121° 16.501
10S E 651589 N 4199897
Quick Description: The Sikh Temple Site is located in Stockton, CA.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 5/11/2010 2:19:25 AM
Waymark Code: WM8TFM
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Marky
Views: 11

Long Description:
From the CHL website: "The Sikhs-from the Punjab region of India-are an important immigrant group in California since about 1900. Most were drawn to agriculture in the Sacramento and San Joaquin Valleys, since those flat expanses were similar to the Punjab. The 1915 temple was one of the first religious centers for Indians in the United States. A replacement temple was constructed in 1930 and the 1915 building is used as the temple library. The temple helped maintain Punjabi traditions and to establish better understanding of the Sikh people by the community at large. Many events at the temple, and the temple’s charity kitchen, were open to all, regardless of religion or nationality. Stockton’s Sikh Temple is still an important institution for many Sikhs that remain in the region." (visit link)
Marker Number: 1,039.00

Marker Name: Sikh Temple Site

County: San Joaquin

Has Official CA Plaque: no

Location:
1930 S. Grant Street, Stockton


Website: [Web Link]

Marker Dedication Date: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
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