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Bust of Dr. José P. Rizal, the martyred father of Philippine independence, in Juneau's Manila Square image, Touch for more information
By Richard E. Miller, September 16, 2013
Bust of Dr. José P. Rizal, the martyred father of Philippine independence, in Juneau's Manila Square
1Alaska (Juneau Borough), Juneau — Manila Square
Panel 1: The City and Borough of Juneau Assembly Honors the Contributions of Filipinos in Juneau by naming this downtown location MANILA SQUARE Juneau Assembly Members: Dale Anderson - Don Etheridge, Jr. - Jeannie Johnson - Ken . . . Map (db m68849) HM
2Alaska (Ketchikan Gateway Borough), Ketchikan — Diaz CaféCirca 1921 — In the heart of Ketchikan's Filipino community —
Laws restricting Chinese and Japanese immigration in the 1920s resulted in a wave of Filipinos coming to work in Ketchikan's booming canneries. These “Alaskeros,” as they called themselves, began to live here permanently and make long-lasting . . . Map (db m182101) HM
3Alaska (Ketchikan Gateway Borough), Ketchikan — New York Hotel & CaféCirca 1924 — A family twice removed —
Adventurous Japanese-Americans George and Yayoko Shimizu immigrated to Ketchikan in search of opportunity. Around 1903, they opened the New York Café on downtown Front Street. Ketchikan was divided racially then. Whites lived north of Ketchikan . . . Map (db m182073) HM
4Alaska (Ketchikan Gateway Borough), Ketchikan — Ohashi's1907 — A little of everything … for over 100 years —
Around 1900, adventurous Japanese pioneer George Ohashi came to Ketchikan and opened the New York Café on Front Street. This was the beginning of a three-generation Ohashi family career of entrepreneurial activities. In 1907, Ohashi built this . . . Map (db m182044) HM
5Alaska (Ketchikan Gateway Borough), Ketchikan — Stedman-Thomas Historic DistrictThe other downtown
Across the great divide: Stedman started apart Ketchikan Creek formed a dividing line in Ketchikan in the early 1900s. To the north, white pioneers' homes, schools and churches stair-stepped up the hill and businesses crowded the waterfront. . . . Map (db m182050) HM
6Alaska (Ketchikan Gateway Borough), Ketchikan — Tatsuda's GroceryCirca 1916 — Ketchikan's longest running family business, almost a century old. —
Kichirobei (“Jimmy”) Tatsuda and his wife, Sen Seike, started a combination grocery store, pool hall, tobacco shop and boarding house in 1910. In 1916, the Tatsudas opened their first grocery store in a nearby building. It was truly a family . . . Map (db m182093) HM
7Alaska (Ketchikan Gateway Borough), Ketchikan — The Lost FrontierWorld War II uprooted Japanese-Alaskans
Stedman Street was a congenial place for Japanese immigrants and their families up to the 1940s. Japanese-born miners, fishermen, laborers and entrepreneurs settled across the creek from downtown and founded families. Japanese-Americans from the . . . Map (db m182058) HM
8Arizona (Cochise County), Tombstone — 41 — HoptownChinese Section — 1879 —
In 1879 there were 11 people in Tombstone of Chinese descent. By 1882 there were 250. The area between 2nd and 3rd and Allen and Toughnut was the area where they lived and had businesses, commonly called "Hoptown". The Chinese ran laundries, . . . Map (db m131096) HM
9Arizona (La Paz County), Parker — Poston Memorial Monument
[ The single 30 foot concrete pillar of the monument symbolizes "unity of spirit". The hexagonal base represents a Japanese stone lantern. The 12 small pillars situated around the monument make it a working sundial. Mounted on the 30 foot pillar . . . Map (db m32258) HM
10Arkansas (Desha County), Rohwer — A Look Back In Time
Where you now see cotton fields, 432 barracks once housed about 8,000 Japanese Americans.The Camp was surrounded by a barbed wire fence linking eight guard towers from which armed guards watched the camp and internees. The cam was divided by . . . Map (db m170077) HM
11Arkansas (Desha County), Rohwer — I Am An American
Years of discrimination and the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor led to the forced removal and imprisonment of Japanese Americans. All Japanese Americans on the West Coast were affected by the forced evacuation - including women and . . . Map (db m169429) HM
12Arkansas (Desha County), Rohwer — Making A Living
Internees tried to re-create a life they might have lived outside of confinement. Earning money in camp was a constant struggle for internees, bills still had to be paid on property left behind and everyone needed to buy clothes, . . . Map (db m169434) HM
13Arkansas (Desha County), Rohwer — Rohwer Internment Camp Veterans Memorial
The memorial includes inscriptions on four sides.Dedicated to the Patriotic Japanese-American men from Rohwer Internment Camp who sacraficed their lives in the service of their country in World War II. U.S. Fifth Army 100 Battalion 442 . . . Map (db m170092) HM
14Arkansas (Desha County), Rohwer — Rohwer Japanese American Relocation Center
The Rohwer internment camp included a 500-acre area for internee living quarters and more than 10,000 acres of surrounding land for farming and timber harvesting.Officially labeled a relocation center, the internment camps for Japanese . . . Map (db m167628) HM
15Arkansas (Desha County), Rohwer — Rohwer Relocation Center Memorial Cemetery
Plaque Rohwer Relocation Center Memorial Cemetery Has Been Designated A National Historic Landmark This Site Possesses National Significance In Commemorating The History Of The United States of America 1992 . . . Map (db m167617) HM
16Arkansas (Desha County), Rohwer — Taken Away
The U.S. entry into World War II led to the forced removal of- nearly 120,000 Japanese Americans from the West Coast The Japanese Navy attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on December 7, 1941, and America declared war on Japan the next day. . . . Map (db m167967) HM
17Arkansas (Desha County), Rohwer — Trying To Make A Home
Babies were born, children went to school, adults had jobs, and some people died here during the three years that the Rohwer camp operated. The traditional Japanese family structure was threatened by the camp's communal living conditions: . . . Map (db m170078) HM
18Arkansas (Desha County), Rohwer — Why Us? Why Here?
The relocation center sites were chosen because of their distance from the West Coast and for their suitability and isolation as secured, closed camps. Inside The Relocation Center The loss of their former lives was profound for the . . . Map (db m169430) HM
19Arkansas (Drew County), Jerome — Jerome Relocation Center1942 – 1944
On February 19, 1942, Pres. Franklin Roosevelt signed into law Executive Order No. 9066, interning over 120,000 persons of Japanese ancestry, and this act irrevocably changed their lives. The majority of these people were American citizens. As . . . Map (db m170318) HM
20California (Alameda County), Alameda — ATK Baseball Field1916-1938
Alameda Taiku Kai (Alameda Athletic Club) During the years 1916-1938 this was the approximate location of home plate of the Alameda Japanese American ATK Baseball Field. Games were played on week-ends against other Japanese American and top . . . Map (db m145337) HM
21California (Alameda County), Berkeley — "In Tribute to Chiura Obata"1885-1975 (小圃 千浦)
Always go with nature, anywhere, in any circumstance, with gratitude. The renowned and highly respected Japanese American artist Chiura Obata was a popular member of the faculty at the University of California, Berkeley from 1932 to . . . Map (db m122842) HM
22California (Alameda County), Berkeley — Berkeley High School Alumni: Bobby Seale, Jean Yonemura Wing, Billy Martin
Bobby Seale class of 1954, while attending Merrit College, he joined the Afro-American Association (AAA) and met Huey P. Newton. Together in 1966, they founded the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense. Jean Yonemura Wing class of . . . Map (db m154869) HM
23California (Alameda County), Berkeley — Birthplace of the Asian American MovementBerkeley History
By the late 1960s, a new generation of political activists emerged in Berkeley from protests opposing the Vietnam War and supporting the Farmworkers, Free Speech, and Civil Rights movements. In May 1968, in an apartment on this site, Yuji Ichioka . . . Map (db m154322) HM
24California (Alameda County), Hayward — Working in the Salt Ponds
WHEN THE PONDS AROUND YOU were first built, producing salt by solar evaporation required intense labor and a lot of time. Workers had to move seawater from San Francisco Bay (only 2.5% salt content) through a series of evaporation ponds to . . . Map (db m174878) HM
25California (Alameda County), Oakland — 442nd Regimental Combat Team Memorial
Dedicated on August 7, 1992, by E Company Veterans of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, the most decorated United States Army Unit of World War II. The all volunteer 442nd Combat Team was composed of Americans of Japanese ancestry, from the . . . Map (db m64182) HM WM
26California (Alameda County), Oakland — A Chinese Junk Boat for Oakland
The idea for the Chinese junk (boat) came from the voyage of the real junk "Free China” from Taiwan to San Francisco in 1955. The idea originally involved the purchase of an actual junk for the playground, but eventually developed into a . . . Map (db m157313) HM
27California (Alameda County), Oakland — Asian Resource Center
1922 A neo-gothic Code Machine Factory never realized On the top floor Women of Chinatown sewed parachutes for WWIIMap (db m72763) HM
28California (Alameda County), Oakland — Oakland’s ChinatownsWa Sung Community Service Club
This marker is made up of two markers and two plaques on the same monument. One Community, Many Locations Chinese first settled in Oakland in the 18502 during the California Gold Rush. Unlike San Francisco’s Chinatown, Oakland’s . . . Map (db m72762) HM
29California (Alameda County), Piedmont — The Japanese TeahouseCultural Connection Since 1907
Look carefully. Comparing today’s Japanese Tea House with early pictures, you will notice many differences. The first tea house in Piedmont Park was built by Frank C. Havens and opened on June 30, 1907. It was a replica of the late-fifteenth century . . . Map (db m72318) HM
30California (Alameda County), San Leandro — Lake Chabot Historical WalkWelcome time travelers!
In February 1874 a large Chinese work force entered this woodland setting to begin construction of San Leandro Reservoir. Later renamed Lake Chabot after its French-Canadian originator Anthony Chabot, the dam was built using techniques Chabot . . . Map (db m71648) HM
31California (Alameda County), San Leandro — Memorial to the Chinese LaborersLake Chabot Historical Walk
The Alameda County Historical Society dedicates this panel to: Ah Bing – 41, Kim Yuen – 29, Toy Sing – 31, and Lock Sing – 33, who died outside this tunnel. This panel is also dedicated to the countless unnamed and unsung Chinese laborers . . . Map (db m71651) HM
32California (Alameda County), San Leandro — Roots From Another LandLake Chabot Historical Walk
Many of the trees surrounding you have foreign roots, each with its own tale. In 1868 the Hayward Journal described Chabot’s plans to encircle the reservoir with “walnut, hickory nuts, butternuts, and other eastern and foreign nut trees.” These . . . Map (db m71650) HM
33California (Alameda County), San Leandro — Yem-Po: Chinese Labor CampLake Chabot Historical Walk
In 1979 a renovation of Chabot dam unearthed a century-old Chinese encampment buried in the creek embankment below. California State University Hayward (now called California State University, East Bay) was contracted and students excavated over . . . Map (db m71711) HM
34California (Amador County), Fiddletown — Chew Kee Store
Rammed Earth "Adobe" Built 1850 Home-Office-Store of Dr. Yee, Chinese Herb DoctorMap (db m42483) HM
35California (Amador County), Ione — Ione's Chinatown
Looking North from this monument lies 5.22 acres which was originally deeded to Ky Kee, Hop Wah Chung, Quong On Long and Chang Hang Co. in 1883. Known as Chinatown, the community was comprised of stores, homes and a Joss House. At the peak of . . . Map (db m42397) HM
36California (Butte County), Oroville — 770 — Chinese Temple
Dedicated in the spring of 1863, this building served as a temple of worship for 10,000 Chinese then living here. Funds for its erection and furnishings were provided by the Emperor and Empress of China and local Chinese labor built the structure. . . . Map (db m100599) HM
37California (Butte County), Oroville — Oroville Chinese Cemetery1850 -1944
This cemetery was established in 1850 during the Gold Rush days to serve the Chinese communities of Lava Beds, Bagdad, Bidwell Bar and Ophir City (now Oroville). The last burial here was in 1944.Map (db m61494) HM
38California (Calaveras County), Angels Camp — Chinatown
This building, once owned by Sam Choy, is the only building remaining from a large Chinese settlement here in early Gold Rush days. Now owned by the City of Angels Camp.Map (db m31889) HM
39California (Colusa County), Colusa — Old Chinatown District--Circa 1890
In the 1850s, Chinese came to California, a land they called Gum Shan, meaning Mountain of Gold, for the same reason as other nationalities: to seek their fortune. As the placer gold played out, Chinese took jobs building railroads, dams, levees, . . . Map (db m54986) HM
40California (Contra Costa County), El Cerrito — A Community of Flower Growers
(front or street side:) "My parents were given much help (from the Adachis and Nabetas) digging a well by hand and building their house. Much help was given on how to grow the flowers as well as how to build the greenhouses. . . . Map (db m145945) HM
41California (Contra Costa County), El Cerrito — Blooming Business
(front or street side:) "At four in the morning they would start preparing the flowers for market. Grandfather would carefully put the flowers in a basket and sling it over his shoulder. Grandmother, carrying a lantern, would lead him . . . Map (db m156299) HM
42California (Contra Costa County), El Cerrito — Contra Costa Florist
In front of you is the last remaining structure of El Cerrito's once vibrant Japanese American flower growing industry: the former storefront of Contra Costa Florist which was owned by the Mabuchi Family. Hikojiro and Tomi Mabuchi, aided . . . Map (db m145944) HM
43California (Contra Costa County), El Cerrito — Forced Removal
The Japanese military's attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 formally brought America into World War II. Newspapers, politicians, and military officials invented or exaggerated the threat of disloyalty by Japanese Americans. Groups including . . . Map (db m157883) HM
44California (Contra Costa County), El Cerrito — Japanese Nurseries
In the early 1900s, Japanese immigrants planted the seeds of a remarkable nursery community in El Cerrito and Richmond. These nurseries were located mostly west of San Pablo Avenue and north of Portrero Avenue. After interment during World War II, . . . Map (db m94249) HM
45California (Contra Costa County), El Cerrito — The Japanese in El Cerrito, a Timeline
1885 First Domoto nursery opens in Oakland. The Domotos pioneer California's Japanese American nursery industry and create its wholesale market. 1902 Yataro Nabeta founds the first Japanese American nursery in Contra Costa County, near . . . Map (db m146036) HM
46California (Contra Costa County), Hercules — Hercules Powder Works Chinese Laborers Memorial
Memorial Tree This Gingko tree is dedicated in recognition of the contributions of Chinese laborers who toiled in anonymity at the Hercules Powder Works Factory from 1881 until 1912. (Chinese text not transcribed)Map (db m174519) HM
47California (Contra Costa County), Martinez — Martinez Train DepotDedicated September 22, 2001
The City of Martinez has been the home of a train station along the waterfront for 125 years. The first station (approximately 200 yards to the east of this site) was erected in 1876 and closed in 2001 when this station was opened. More than . . . Map (db m93542) HM
48California (El Dorado County), Coloma — Chinese Stores
These two stone buildings known as the Wah Hop and Man Lee Stores were built by Jonas Wilder before 1860and leased to Chinese merchants. Located at the edge of a large Chinese community, they sold traditional foods, clothing and other items. Such . . . Map (db m12227) HM
49California (El Dorado County), Gold Hill — 815 — Wakamatsu Tea and Silk Farm Colony
Site of the only tea and silk farm established in California. First agricultural settlement of pioneer Japanese immigrants who arrived at Gold Hill on June 8, 1869. Despite the initial success, it failed to prosper. It marked the beginning of . . . Map (db m76181) HM
50California (El Dorado County), Placerville — "Stone House"Circa 1865
The last remaining building of the Gold Rush era Chinese community in Old Hangtown Stone House is famous for its historical significance as an old Chinese brothel Restored by John R. Berry – Attorney at Law Architectural . . . Map (db m36815) HM
51California (Fresno County), Coalinga — Harry S. Watanabe(1896 – 1987)
Harry Watanabe was 19 years old when he came to Coalinga from Japan in 1915. Watanabe first worked at Ayers Drug Store and the Sullivan Hotel. It was in 1928 that Watanabe found his niche in life and the vocation that left his mark on Coalinga. . . . Map (db m64107) HM
52California (Fresno County), Fresno — China Alley街人唐
In 1874 600 people moved to what is now Fresno. Of those, 200 were Chinese, who made the brick and helped start the building of Fresno. A short time later, they were persuaded to settle west of the train tracks. They built an area of shops, which . . . Map (db m52981) HM
53California (Fresno County), Fresno — 934 — Fresno Assembly Center
This memorial is dedicated to over 5,000 Americans of Japanese ancestry who were confined at the Fresno Fairgrounds from May to October 1942. This was an early phase of the mass incarceration of over 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II . . . Map (db m165490) HM
54California (Fresno County), Fresno — Kogetsu-Do
Kogetsu-Do A Fresno landmark. Confectioner Kogetsu - Do has survived in the same location it has occupied for 99 Years. Sugimatsu Ikeda and his wife Sakino started the business in 1915 and were able to purchase this building on "F" Street in . . . Map (db m101863) HM
55California (Inyo County), Independence — A Community's Living RoomManzanar National Historic Site
This auditorium is one of three original buildings remaining here from Manzanar War Relocation Center. As you walk closer, listen for laughter, tears, music—the sounds of celebration and sadness that once echoed through this building’s . . . Map (db m122704) HM WM
56California (Inyo County), Independence — LegacyManzanar National Historic Site
Over the years, this monument has become an icon, inspiring a grass-roots movement to preserve Manzanar and remember the sacrifices of 120,313 Japanese Americans confined by their own government.Map (db m70549) HM
57California (Inyo County), Independence — Sacred SpaceManzanar National Historic Site
Life at Manzanar was uncertain, but the prospect of dying behind barbed wire, far from home, may have been unthinkable. On May 16, 1943, Matsunosuke Murakami, 62, became the first of 150 men, women, and children to die in camp. He and 14 others, . . . Map (db m70534) WM
58California (Inyo County), Independence — Weaving for the WarManzanar National Historic Site
America went to work for the war effort in 1942, and Manzanar was no exception. More than 500 young Japanese Americans wove camouflage nets here for the U.S. Army. Since citizenship was a job requirement, most saw weaving nets as a chance to prove . . . Map (db m70551) HM
59California (Kern County), Bakersfield — Joss House
The Chinese community was an early and significant element of the population of Kern County. Chinese immigrants contributed to the social, economic and industrial growth of Kern County by mining, farming, building railroads, and owning . . . Map (db m25318) HM
60California (Kern County), Tehachapi — The Legend of Avelino Martinez
Avelino Martinez was of Mexican, Indian and Chinese descent, four feet-four inches tall and thirteen years of age when he came with a group of drovers to the United States from Sonora, Mexico, searching for his father. He worked as a groom for . . . Map (db m52918) HM
61California (Los Angeles County), Arcadia — 934 — Santa Anita During World War II
Early in 1942 the US government designated Santa Anita Park for special usage during the war years. Pursuant to Executive Order 9066 signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, from March 30, 1942 until October 27, 1942 the facility was used as . . . Map (db m165491) HM
62California (Los Angeles County), Canyon Country — Chinese Railroad Workers
On this centennial we honor over three thousand Chinese who helped build the Southern Pacific Railroad and the San Fernando Tunnel. Their labor gave California the first north-south railway, changing the state’s history.Map (db m133729) HM
63California (Los Angeles County), Glendale — Korean Comfort Women StatuePeace Monument
In Memory of more than 200,000 Asian and Dutch women who were removed from their homes in Korea, China, Taiwan, Japan, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, East Timor, and Indonesia, to be coerced into sexual slavery by the Imperial Armed . . . Map (db m138945) HM WM
64California (Los Angeles County), Long Beach — Long Beach-Yokkaichi Sister City AssociationBuilding Leaders for a Global Community — Peace through Personal Diplomacy —
This plaque was dedicated on the 50th Anniversary of the establishment of the Long Beach-Yokkaichi Sister City Association to honor the citizens of both cities who are dedicated to peach through personal diplomacy. November 8, 2013 Bob . . . Map (db m73101) HM
65California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — 920 — Aoyama Tree
Ficus Macrophylla (Moreton Bay Fig) planted circa 1920. Declared 2008, Historic-Cultural Monument No. 920, Cultural Heritage Commission, City of Los Angeles.Map (db m183767) HM
66California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — 486 — Chinese Cemetery ShrineNineteenth Century Los Angeles — Evergreen Cemetery —
Panel 1: This monument is the oldest surviving structure of Chinese settlement in the Los Angeles area. It illustrates the use of traditional ceremonies brought from China and honors the lives of 19th century Chinese Americans. . . . Map (db m149116) HM
67California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Chinese Massacre
Chinese immigrants established their first community in Los Angeles in what is now part of El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument. By 1870 about two hundred Chinese had settled in Los Angeles Street across from the Garnier Building, then . . . Map (db m140033) HM
68California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Evergreen Cemetery
Established in 1877, Evergreen Cemetery is the oldest secular cemetery still operating in Los Angeles and is the final resting place of many prominent Los Angeles citizens. At its inception, Evergreen Cemetery dedicated land for a public . . . Map (db m149115) HM
69California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Garnier Building1890
Philippe Garnier, a settler from Gap, France, hired Abraham Edelman to design this brick and sandstone building for Chinese tenants. This was the oldest and most significant building of the original Chinatown of Los Angeles which was located here. . . . Map (db m155778) HM
70California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Japanese-American Soldiers442nd Infantry RCT, World War II Memorial — Korean War Dead - 1950 to '53 —
Text on the plaque attached to the south face of the base beneath the tall column in the northwest corner [traditionally the Japanese/Japanese-American section of the cemetery]: In Sacred Memory This memorial is reverently placed here . . . Map (db m74081) HM WM
71California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — University of Southern California — Angels Walk — USC —
The First Trojan—Before There Was A University. Amid the ivy-covered brick buildings and towering palm trees of the University of Southern California, there survives a two-story white clapboard building, a relic and a link not only to . . . Map (db m128578) HM
72California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Welcome to ChinatownChinatown Gateway Monument
Los Angeles' historic Chinatown has long served as a gateway for countless Chinese and Asian immigrants coming to the United States. To commemorate this historic fact, the Los Angeles Chinatown Community, City of Los Angeles Community . . . Map (db m183620) HM
73California (Los Angeles County), Pacoima — Pacoima Neighborhood Mural
Pacoima means “Rushing Waters”, named by the first occupants of the land: the Gabrielino Native Americans. Pacoima’s First Elementary School, 1888. Pacoima’s First Railroad Station, 1888. Pacoima Flood, 1891. . . . Map (db m175733) HM
74California (Los Angeles County), Pasadena — 988 — Pacific Asia Museum
Grace Nicholson, a noted collector and authority on American Indian and Asian Art and artifacts, supervised the design of her combination gallery and museum which was completed in 1929. It has been called an outstanding example of 1920s revival . . . Map (db m59818) HM
75California (Los Angeles County), Pomona — 934 — Pomona Assembly Center
The Los Angeles County Fairgrounds was one of 15 temporary assembly centers established during World War II pursuant to Executive Order 9066, signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on February 19, 1942. The U S. Army confined at this site . . . Map (db m165492) HM
76California (Los Angeles County), Rancho Palos Verdes — Site of the First Japanese American Farm on the Palos Verdes Peninsula
This site was designated a Point of Historical Interest at a meeting in regular session on May 1, 1992 in Sacramento. It particularly honors Kumekichi Ishibashi, who built the first Japanese-American farmhouse in 1906. He was born in Japan and came . . . Map (db m31245) HM
77California (Los Angeles County), Redondo Beach — George FreethFirst Surfer in the United States
George Freeth was born in Honolulu November 8, 1883 of royal Hawaiian and Irish ancestry. As a youngster he revived the lost Polynesian art of surfing while standing on a board. Henry H. Huntington was amazed at Freeths surfing and swimming . . . Map (db m93273) HM
78California (Los Angeles County), San Pedro — Fishing Industry Memorial1883-1999
In 1892 Southern California Fish Corp. was the first cannery in Los Angeles Harbor. In 1903 a technique of preparing and canning was developed to can sardines, mackerel, bluefin tuna, yellowfin tuna and albacore. In 1912 the first fresh fish market . . . Map (db m85153) HM
79California (Los Angeles County), San Pedro — Japanese Americans at White PointThe Generation Not Forgotten
Between the 1890s and World War II, several thousand Japanese settled in San Pedro. Their community centered on fishing, shellfish and canning enterprises. It had its own doctors, dentists, shops, social and athletic clubs and a newspaper. . . . Map (db m155641) HM
80California (Los Angeles County), San Pedro — 146 — Municipal Ferry BuildingLos Angeles Maritime Museum
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81California (Los Angeles County), San Pedro — Terminal Island Japanese Memorial
Panel 1: Terminal Island Memorial From the early 1900s until World War II, the fishing village of "Fish Harbor" on Terminal Island was a thriving community of 3,000 people – primarily Japanese immigrants and their U.S.-born . . . Map (db m72145) HM
82California (Los Angeles County), San Pedro — White Point Fountain
White Point fountain is a relic of the one-time White Point Sulphur Springs spa complex which was built on the shore below the cliff. Made of concrete, it stood at the center of the hot springs building complex near the sea wall and outdoor . . . Map (db m147327) HM
83California (Los Angeles County), San Pedro — White Point Nature Preserve
The land before you has witnessed 5,000 years of human history, some still etched on the landscape. Once the food gathering land of the Tongva, the grazing land of Spanish and Mexican ranchers, the center of an abalone industry, the farmlands . . . Map (db m173907) HM
84California (Los Angeles County), Signal Hill — 3 — Japanese Farming on the HillPart of the “Memory Necklace” — A Series of Historical Panels Located in the Hilltop Loop Trail —
Signal Hill was home to fruit, flower and vegetable farms beginning in the early 1900s. In addition to the backyard gardens of hill residents, land was leased by Japanese “truck farmers” who grew produce and flowers to sell commercially . . . Map (db m100452) HM
85California (Los Angeles County), Tujunga — 1039 — Tuna Canyon Detention Station
World War II confinement site.Map (db m116189) WM
86California (Madera County), Parkwood — Borden Chinese Cemetery
This one-acre cemetery was created in 1872 by and for the 2,500 Chinese laborers who were building the Central Pacific, later named Southern Pacific, railroad south from Sacramento. A tiny town, mostly tents was established beside the tracks . . . Map (db m147955) HM
87California (Madera County), Parkwood — Borden Chinese Cemetery
The Central Pacific Railroad later Southern Pacific, neared the village of Arcola in the Alabama Colony in 1872 and as it was being built mainly with Chinese labor established near here a Chinese camp of 2,500 men. Leland Stanford named the . . . Map (db m147956) HM
88California (Marin County), San Rafael — China Camp
This spot was once the center of a thriving Chinese fishing village. Starting in the 1860s emigrants from the Kwantung province in China lived with their families and fished here. China Camp is the only surviving fishing village among many in the . . . Map (db m102477) HM
89California (Marin County), San Rafael — Junk Grace Quan
The Grace Quan is a reconstruction of a San Francisco Bay Shrimp junk. Between 1860 and 1910, these were the workhorse of the Bay Area's Chinese-owned dried shrimp industry. The Shrimp Junks closely resembled vessels from the fishermen's home . . . Map (db m102478) HM
90California (Marin County), San Rafael — 924 — Wa Jen Ha LioChina Camp
There are two markers on this monument One of the earliest, largest and most productive Chinese fishing villages in California, China Camp was in operation by 1870. The Chinese immigrants and their descendants introduced the use of . . . Map (db m143403) HM
91California (Marin County), Tiburon — Honoring the Contributions of Chinese Immigrants紀念華人殺輯的露蹴 — Commemorative Monument / 紀念碑 —
In 1979, local restaurant owner "Trader" Vic Bergeron donated this monument in recognition of the contributions of Chinese immigrants to America. Originally located at the site of the former Asiatic Dining Hall, it was relocated to this overlook in . . . Map (db m91809) HM
92California (Marin County), Tiburon — James Yeh Jau Liu
At this site – 34 Main St. James Yeh Jau Liu (1910 - 2003) World Renowned Chinese Watercolorist and Tiburon’s Artist Laureate Operated Han Syl Studio from 1967 to 2003 Over the 35 years of offering his paintings to . . . Map (db m69203) HM
93California (Mariposa County), Coulterville — Sun Sun Wo Co.Est. 1851 — Chinatown Grocery – Coulterville, CA. —
One of the earlier Gold Rush buildings, and one of the last adobe structures left, this general store was established and operated by the Chinese from 1851 until 1926. Named after it’s original owners Mow Da Sun and his son, Sun Kow, this store . . . Map (db m46366) HM
94California (Mendocino County), Pont Arena — Fifteen Japanese from Yawatahama
(This monument is made up of three plaques. The first plaque is on the front.) This monument is dedicated to the fifteen young men from Yawatahama, Japan who sailed 11,000 kilometers across the Pacific in a 15 meter wooden boat to realize . . . Map (db m64325) HM
95California (Mendocino County), Ukiah — 116 & 118 South State Street
This sturdy iron-front building may have been a lesson learned from the April 1906 earthquake. The Dispatch Democrat newspaper reported on August 17, 1906 that a "deep cellar is being dug for a new brick building." Henry Meyer, who had come . . . Map (db m96482) HM
96California (Merced County), Merced — 934 — Merced Assembly Center
This was one of 15 temporary detention camps established during World War II to incarcerate persons of Japanese ancestry, a majority of whom were American citizens, without specific charges or trial. From May to September 1942, 4669 residents of . . . Map (db m128365) HM
97California (Modoc County), Newell — Tule Lake Segregation CenterWWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument, Tule Lake Unit
World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument was established in 2008, in part to serve as a reminder of the grave injustices endured by Japanese Americans incarcerated at the Tule Lake Segregation Center. The Tule Lake Unit also preserves a . . . Map (db m87890) HM
98California (Mono County), Bridgeport — Frontier Justice
On this site, Bridgeport's most sensational court trial occurred June 9th, 1891. Ah Quong Tai, a local Chinese businessman accused of the cannibalistic murder of Poker Tom, a well known Paiute Indian, appeared in court defended by two attorneys, . . . Map (db m37596) HM
99California (Monterey County), Castroville — For the Sake of the Children(The Japanese Schoolhouse)
The Early Days: 1860s to 1930s Castro founded the town in 1863 Juan Bautista Castro, from an important California family, subdivided his rancho to establish a town. He was the first in the county to offer lots to attract . . . Map (db m63772) HM
100California (Monterey County), Castroville — The Castroville Japanese SchoolhouseFor the Sake of the ChildrenKodomo No Tame Ni - Para El Bien De Los Ninos - Per Il Bene De Ragazzi
From its founding, Castroville has been home to immigrants. They came from many countries to make better lives for themselves and their children. Then, as now, the immigrants primarily worked in the fields nearby. Japanese immigrants wanted their . . . Map (db m63714) HM

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