Chinese Luminary Art bench

Christen Derr

Between 3rd and 4th

Created in remembrance of the Chinese workers' contributions to Chico's early history, and donated in memory of Andrea Spressards (1980-2004). The bench tells the story of the murders of Shu In, Ah Lee, Ah Gow and Ah Quen at the Lemm Ranch in 1877 as a means to remember, but also to celebrate the resilience and diversity of the City of Chico. The bench was commissioned by Spressards' friends and family.