Resisting the Urge to Pun on the Town’s Name, We Note Instead That Locke Was the First American Town Built By and For Asian Immigrants; and Among Its Structures, Still Standing, Was a Parlor for Games of Chance — Which Is Only Appropriate, Since America Has Always Been In a Sense One Big House of Chance


Blood, sweat, tears: long dried
glue. Timber, pictographic
engravings still stand.