Early Chinese left over a thousand places of importance throughout California (Gold Mountain). Included are Chinatowns, cemeteries, temples, physical features, historic markers and historical landmarks. More recently, Chinese American places include streets, schools, meeting places, city parks, night clubs, stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and public art. Following is an abridged version of my out-of-print book, California’s Chinese Heritage: A Legacy of Places. Heritage West Books, 2000.