Legacy Communities: Walnut Grove

In 1850, New York native John Wesley Sharp used the Federal Swamp and Overflow Act to acquire the land that would become Walnut Grove. Walnut Grove is the only river town south of Red Bluff to occupy both sides of the river, and was initially connected by ferry until a bridge was built to connect the two commercial halves. In the late 1870s, the town added a hotel, covered wharf and warehouses and became an important midway shipping point between Tyler and Andrus islands.

By the early 1900s, Walnut Grove supported the largest Chinatown in the Delta comprised of two distinct residential groups that hailed from different homeland districts and spoke different dialects. The two groups occupied separate areas of town, and when a fire erupted in 1915, the split between the two communities solidified. The Zhongshan chose to relocate and build a new Chinatown in Locke, one mile north of Walnut Grove, while the Sze Yup rebuilt Walnut Grove’s Chinatown along with Japanese residents who created their own district just north of the Chinese settlement.

1Market Street Gallery
14141 Market Street, Walnut Grove

2Lotus Gallery
14141 River Road, Walnut Grove
facebook.com/lotusgallerywg/?fref=ts

3Walnut Grove Iron Works
14160 Market Street, Walnut Grove, 916.776.2156
wgironworks.com

4Mel's Mocha and Ice Cream
14131 River Road, Walnut Grove, 916.776.4333
facebook.com/MelsMocha

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5Kabuki Gallery
1280 B Street, Walnut Grove, 916.776.4488

6Crazy by Design Custom Framing and Gallery
14114 Market Street, Walnut Grove, 916.776.2684
mycrazybydesign.com

7Tunnel Trailer Park
14370 State Highway 160, Walnut Grove, 916.776.1859

8Grand Island Vineyard
12484 CA-160, Walnut Grove, 916.775.2111
grandislandvineyards.com

9Wimpy's Marina
14001 Walnut Grove Road, Walnut Grove, 209.794.2544
wimpysmarina.com

  • Located near Thornton on the south fork of the Mokelumne River

10Miyazaki Bath House & Gallery
1250 B Street, Walnut Grove, 916.776.4290
miyazakibathhouse.com

11Delta Heartbeat Tours
14090 State Highway 160, Walnut Grove, 916.776.4010
deltaheartbeattours.com

  • Tour office located inside Deckhands Marina

12Al’s Place (Al the Wop's)
13943 Main Street, Walnut Grove, 916.776.1800
locktown.com/als

13Got-Cha-Covered Upholstery
14128 Market Street, Walnut Grove, 916.776.1655

14Pickers Paradise
13971 River Road, Walnut Grove, 650.207.9577

15Seeker
14141 River Road, Walnut Grove, 916.776.6707

16Tesoros
1258 C Street, Walnut Grove, 209.791.6808

17Wimpy's
13945 Walnut Grove Road, Walnut Grove, 209.794.2544
wimpysmarina.com

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18Walnut Grove Pizza Factory
14127 River Road, Walnut Grove, 916.776.2626
pizzafactory.com

19Marty Stanley Gallery
12484 State Highway 160, Walnut Grove, 916.718.1589
martystanley.com

  • Located at Grand Island Vineyards

20The Tong Fine Art Gallery
14136 River Road, Walnut Grove, 916.240.6097
facebook.com/The-Tong-405175322844713

21Alma’s Cafe
14147 River Road, Walnut Grove, 916.776.1650

22Tony's Place
14157 Bridge Street, Walnut Grove, 916.776.1317
facebook.com/tonysplacewg

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23Steamboater Resort
12450 Grand Island Road, Walnut Grove, 916.775.1070

24Six Hands Winery
13783 Isleton Road, Walnut Grove, 916.776.2053
sixhandswinery.com

25Walnut Grove Marina
1400 Old Levee Road, Walnut Grove, 916.776.1181
walnutgrovemarina.com

26Delta Country Houseboats
Walnut Grove, 916.776.1741

27Dagmars Landing
14181 State Highway 160, Walnut Grove, 916.776.1961
facebook.com/Dagmars-Landing-263557103168

28Cannery Landing RV Campground
14450 State Highway 160, Walnut Grove, 916.777.6653
cannerylandingrvpark.com

29Landing 63
14031 State Highway 160, Walnut Grove, 916.776.1050

30Ryde Hotel
14340 State Highway 160, Walnut Grove, 916.776.1318
rydehotel.com

31Hidden Harbor Marina
3100 Ryer Road, Walnut Grove, 916.775.1313
hiddenharbormarina.com

32Boon Dox Dock
14175 River Road, Walnut Grove, 916.776.1611

33Deckhand's Marine Supply
14090 State Highway 160, Walnut Grove, 916.776.1370

34Giusti's Place
14743 Thornton Road, Walnut Grove, 916.776.1808
giustis.com

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35Walnut Grove Public Dock
14132 River Road, Walnut Grove, 916.776.1945
walnutgrove.com/dock.htm

36Grand Island Mansion
13415 Grand Island Road, Walnut Grove, 916.775.1705
grandislandmansion.com

37Dr. Barnes Park Community Park
Grove and Theater Terrace, Walnut Grove
paulbarnespark.wordpress.com

38Jean Harvie Community Center
14273 River Road, Walnut Grove
www.regionalparks.saccounty.net/Documents/J.H.%20Packet%202012.pdf

39Locke Boarding House Museum
13196 Main Street, Walnut Grove, 916.776.1661
locke-foundation.org/locke-museums/boarding-house-museum

40Locke Historic District
Walnut Grove, 916.776.1661
locketown.com

41Double M Farms
13171 Grand Island Road, Walnut Grove, 916.775.1827
localharvest.org/double-m-farms-M67640

42Delta Islands Organic Farm
14740 Walnut Grove-Thornton Road, Walnut Grove, 916.458.2225

43Anchor Boat Storage
14410 Thornton-Walnut Grove Road, Walnut Grove, 916.776.5785

44Walnut Grove Chinese-American Historic District
Walnut Grove
nps.gov/nr/travel/Asian_American_and_Pacific_Islander_Heritage/Walnut-Grove-Chinese-Historic-District.htm

45Dai Loy Gambling House Museum
13952 Main Street, Walnut Grove, 916.776.1661
locke-foundation.org/locke-museums/dai-loy-gambling-museum

46Delta Heartbeat Tours
14090 State Highway 160, Walnut Grove, 916.776.4010
deltaheartbeattours.com

47Snug Harbor Resorts
3356 Snug Harbor Drive, Walnut Grove, 916.775.1455
snugharbor.net

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