Webster in Harris County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Seito and Kiyoaki Saibara
Contributions to the Texas Rice Industry by
The oldest son, Kiyoaki Saibara (1884-1972), brought from Japan 300 pounds of Shinriki seed, a variety superior to native rice; and together, father and son planted a field near the canal (½ mile NE). Their first crops were utilized primarily for distribution as seed in Texas and Louisiana. The Saibaras built a house (250 yards S), and several families soon moved here from Japan, but the colonization effort failed because of disillusionment and homesickness of the new colonists.
Seito Saibara aided the growth of the Texas rice industry with improved
Erected 1974 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 10758.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Asian Americans.
Location. 29° 32.356′ N, 95° 6.938′ W. Marker is in Webster, Texas, in Harris County. Marker is at the intersection of East NASA Parkway and Old Galveston Road, on the right when traveling east on East NASA Parkway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Webster TX 77598, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gateway to William States Jacobs Ranch (approx. 1.4 miles away); Saturn V Rocket (approx. 1.6 miles away); F-1 Engine: Power for the Rocket (approx. 1.7 miles away); J-2 Engine: Versatile Sidekick (approx. 1.7 miles away); Mercury-Redstone: Putting the First Americans in Space (approx. 1.7 miles away); H-1 Engine: A Powerful Start (approx. 1.7 miles away); Little Joe II (approx. 1.7 miles away); Little Joe II and BP-22: Safety First (approx. 1.7 miles away).
Also see . . . Kiyoaki Saibara. Texas State Historical Association (Submitted on December 6, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 25, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 2, 2011, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,104 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on December 2, 2011, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. 2. submitted on August 22, 2016, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.