China Camp

PRESS RELEASE - China Camp's Living Treasure, Shrimp Fisherman Frank Quan, Dies.

  • Posted on: Wed, 09/14/2016 - 02:24
  • By: MCCA

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. – Aug. 17, 2016 – Friends of China Camp, Inc., operator of China Camp State Park, wishes to announce, with great sadness, the passing of Frank Quan on August 15.

Frank Quan was born in China Camp Village in 1925 and was the last remaining resident of this former shrimping village established by Chinese immigrants in the mid-1800s. His grandfather came to China Camp in the 1880s, and for generations, his family ran a shrimping operation, as well as a cafe and a boat rental business. In WWII, Frank served in the United States Navy as a signalman.