On Saturday, I went with my camera club to the historic town of Locke, built and inhabited by the Chinese a little over 100 years ago in the Delta on a bend in the Sacramento River near Walnut Grove. Fewer than 90people remain in the town. The buildings are crumbling and in disrepair. The floors in all of the buildings list badly. What paint remains on buildings is peeling and crackled. When we first arrived, several cats peered out from doorways and alleys. This gray cat strode boldly across the street in front of me, settled in the sun in a doorway, and looked at me before curling up and ignoring the photographers roaming around her.