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[[File:SRI ACC 217 CAT 2725.jpg|thumbnail|right|<center>China Camp, Santa Rosa Island, 1965</center>]]
 
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<span style="color:#FF0000">'''China Camp, Santa Rosa Island'''</span> is located on the south shore of the island. In the late 1930s a simple, three-room wood house was built as a shelter for cowboys working in the area. A few years later, an addition was built onto the eastern side of the house by Sam Wise, second husband of Margaret Vail (1896-1957). Wise and others landed planes in the vicinity for easy access.
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[[File:SRI ACC 217 CAT 2725.jpg|400px|thumbnail|right|<center>China Camp, Santa Rosa Island, 1965 </center>]]
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<span style="color:#FF0000">'''China Camp, Santa Rosa Island'''</span> is located on the south shore of the island. In the late 1930s this simple, three-room wood house was built as a shelter for cowboys working in the area. A few years later, an addition was built onto the eastern side of the house by Sam Wise, second husband of Margaret Vail (1896-1957). Wise and others landed planes in the vicinity for easy access.
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Al Vail told the story of arriving here on the ''Vaquero'' to offload wood and supplies. He removed his boots to row the skiff ashore, only to get stranded on land due to high waves. Bootless, he rode a horse back to the Main Ranch the next day.
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Image: SRI interior view out a window.jpg|<center>View from Al Vail's bedroom window,<br> China Camp, Santa Rosa Island</center>
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Image:SRI BBQ copy.jpg |<center>BBQ at China Camp with (L to R) Russ Vail, unknown, <br>Kirk Connally, Keith Herold, Dave Mills</center>
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Image: SRI China Camp dinner.jpg|<center>China Camp with (L to R) Nita Vail, Dave Mills, Loren Herold, Keith Herold</center>
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Image:SRI china camp dinner 2.jpg |<center>China Camp with (L to R) Nita Vail, Kirk Connally, Keith Herold, Loren Herold, Marla Daily. Davi Mills, Suzie Lydick</center>
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Image:SRI.jpg |<center>SCIF maintenance trip to China Camp, <br>Santa Rosa Island</center>
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China Camp, Santa Rosa Island, 1965

China Camp, Santa Rosa Island is located on the south shore of the island. In the late 1930s this simple, three-room wood house was built as a shelter for cowboys working in the area. A few years later, an addition was built onto the eastern side of the house by Sam Wise, second husband of Margaret Vail (1896-1957). Wise and others landed planes in the vicinity for easy access.

Al Vail told the story of arriving here on the Vaquero to offload wood and supplies. He removed his boots to row the skiff ashore, only to get stranded on land due to high waves. Bootless, he rode a horse back to the Main Ranch the next day.


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