Business records from a general store run by Chinese immigrant Ah Louis in San Luis Obispo, California from 1874 to 1890.
Ah Louis (1840-1936), or Wong On (黄安), was a Chinese-American businessman. He moved from Guangdong Province to California
between 1856 and 1861. He was a key contractor of Chinese labor during construction of the Pacific Coast Railroad along the
Central Coast of California. Ah Louis opened the Ah Louis Store in San Luis Obispo, an East Asian mercantile from which he
also provided banking and postal services, in 1874.
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