Locke an unparalleled universe in the Delta
Motorcyclists line up outside Al the Wop's bar, on Main Street, in the Sacramento Delta town of Locke. (Robinson Kuntz/Daily Republic)
LOCKE — It's got to be a well-worn cliché to say that the wood-clustered buildings of Locke's tiny, narrow Main Street look like a movie set.
But darn it, the whole 10-acre town, which is a mile outside of Walnut Grove, really does. It must be asked, is this place for real?
Yes, yes it is. And since the early 1970s its realness has been immortalized by its addition to the National Register of Historic Places by the National Park Service and was later established as a National Historic Landmark District. Continue Reading