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January 29, 1862: San Francisco

January 29, 2012
Parading the Dragon

Chinese New Year Parade, San Francisco; by Generik11, on Flickr

Inside the Float II

Chinese New Year Parade, San Francisco; by Generik11, on Flickr

[Today] was the Chinese New Year, and such a time as they have had! I will bet that over ten tons of firecrackers have been burned. Their festivities last three days, closing tonight. This is their great day of the year. They claim that their great dynasty began 17,500 and some odd years ago Wednesday—a pedigree that beats even that of the “first families of Virginia.”

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