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
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3Walnut Grove Iron Works
14160 Market Street, Walnut Grove
916.776.2156
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4Mel's Mocha and Ice Cream
14131 River Road, Walnut Grove
916.776.4333
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BEST OF THE DELTA 2017 - DELI - 1ST PLACE

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
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7Snug Harbor Resorts
3356 Snug Harbor Drive, Walnut Grove
916.775.1455
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BEST OF THE DELTA 2017 - LODGING - RUNNER-UP

8Tunnel Trailer Park
14370 State Highway 160, Walnut Grove
916.776.1859

9Grand Island Vineyard
12484 CA-160, Walnut Grove
916.775.2111
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10Miyazaki Bath House & Gallery
1250 B Street, Walnut Grove
916.776.4290
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11Al’s Place (Al the Wop's)
13943 Main Street, Walnut Grove
916.776.1800
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12The Tong Fine Art Gallery
14136 River Road, Walnut Grove
916.240.6097
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13Seeker
14141 River Road, Walnut Grove
916.776.6707

14Tesoros
1258 C Street, Walnut Grove
209.791.6808

15Delta Mercantile
14151 River Road, Walnut Grove
916.776.4422
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16Pickers Paradise
13971 River Road, Walnut Grove

17Pickers Paradise
13971 River Road, Walnut Grove
650.207.9577

18Got-Cha-Covered Upholstery
14128 Market Street, Walnut Grove
916.776.1655

19Alma’s Cafe
14147 River Road, Walnut Grove
916.776.1650

20Tony's Place
14157 Bridge Street, Walnut Grove
916.776.1317
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BEST OF THE DELTA 2017 - BAR - RUNNER-UP

21Walnut Grove Pizza Factory
14127 River Road, Walnut Grove
916.776.2626
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22Wimpy's
13945 Walnut Grove Road, Walnut Grove
209.794.2544
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BEST OF THE DELTA 2017 - BREAKFAST - RUNNER-UP

23Six Hands Winery
13783 Isleton Road, Walnut Grove
916.776.2053
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24Steamboater Resort
12450 Grand Island Road, Walnut Grove
916.775.1070

25Delta Country Houseboats
Walnut Grove
916.776.1741

26Walnut Grove Marina
1400 Old Levee Road, Walnut Grove
916.776.1181
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27Dagmars Landing
14181 State Highway 160, Walnut Grove
916.776.1961
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28Cannery Landing RV Campground
14450 State Highway 160, Walnut Grove
916.777.6653
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29Walnut Grove Public Dock
14132 River Road, Walnut Grove
916.776.1945
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30Landing 63
14031 State Highway 160, Walnut Grove
916.776.1050

31Ryde Hotel
14340 State Highway 160, Walnut Grove
916.776.1318
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32Hidden Harbor Marina
3100 Ryer Road, Walnut Grove
916.775.1313
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33Boon Dox Dock
14175 River Road, Walnut Grove
916.776.1611

34Deckhand's Marine Supply
14090 State Highway 160, Walnut Grove
916.776.1370

35Giusti's Place
14743 Thornton Road, Walnut Grove
916.776.1808
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BEST OF THE DELTA 2017 -RESTAURANT - 1ST PLACE

36Locke Historic District
Walnut Grove
916.776.1661
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37Grand Island Mansion
13415 Grand Island Road, Walnut Grove
916.775.1705
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38Double M Farms
13171 Grand Island Road, Walnut Grove
916.775.1827
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39Dr. Barnes Park Community Park
Grove and Theater Terrace, Walnut Grove
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40Jean Harvie Community Center
14273 River Road, Walnut Grove
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41Locke Boarding House Museum
13196 Main Street, Walnut Grove
916.776.1661
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42Delta Islands Organic Farm
14740 Walnut Grove-Thornton Road, Walnut Grove
916.458.2225

43Delta Heartbeat Tours
14090 State Highway 160, Walnut Grove
916.776.4010
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44Anchor Boat Storage
14410 Thornton-Walnut Grove Road, Walnut Grove
916.776.5785

45Walnut Grove Chinese-American Historic District
Walnut Grove
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46Dai Loy Gambling House Museum
13952 Main Street, Walnut Grove
916.776.1661
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47Marty Stanley Gallery
12484 State Highway 160, Walnut Grove
Located at Grand Island Vineyards
916.718.1589
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48Wimpy's Marina
14001 Walnut Grove Road, Walnut Grove
Located near Thornton on the south fork of the Mokelumne River
209.794.2544
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49Delta Heartbeat Tours
14090 State Highway 160, Walnut Grove
Tour office located inside Deckhands Marina
916.776.4010
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