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Auburn in Placer County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

The Tsuda Grocery

 
 
The Tsuda Grocery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 18, 2010
1. The Tsuda Grocery Marker
Inscription.  Katsuichi and Tomo Tsuda of Hiroshima, Japan established the K. Tsuda General Merchandise in 1918. That original store was located at 135 Sacramento Street, about one block east of this location. The business continued to operate at that site until the Tsuda family was forced to move to wartime camps in 1942.
Prior to World War II, this building was owned by the local Japanese-American community, during which it served as a Japanese school and a Buddhist church. After the war, Frank Tsuda purchased the building and opened Tsuda Grocery in 1951. The Tsuda family has ever since owned and operated the business.
 
Erected 2006 by Native Sons of the Golden West.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Asian AmericansIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series list.
 
Location. 38° 53.739′ N, 121° 4.682′ W. Marker is in Auburn, California, in Placer County. Marker is at the intersection of Sacramento Street
The Tsuda Grocery and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 5, 2011
2. The Tsuda Grocery and Marker
and Lincoln Way on Sacramento Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 103 Sacramento Street, Auburn CA 95603, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Auburn Post Office (a few steps from this marker); American Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); General Gomez Cigar Factory (within shouting distance of this marker); Wells Fargo Express Office – 1852 (within shouting distance of this marker); Bosse-Morgan Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Brye House (within shouting distance of this marker); Placer County Bank (within shouting distance of this marker); Auburn Native Sons Hall (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Auburn.
 
Additional keywords. Japanese, Internment
 
Side Wall of the Tsuda Grocery image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 24, 2011
3. Side Wall of the Tsuda Grocery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 23, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 787 times since then and 35 times this year. Last updated on May 25, 2012, by Mark Furukawa of Crown Point, Indiana. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 23, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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