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

The Filipino Community

Historic Cannery Row

 
 
The Filipino Community Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 23, 2012
1. The Filipino Community Marker
Inscription. Filipinos were attracted in large numbers to California after the 1924 Immigration Act excluded Japanese, who had been the major part of the state’s agricultural labor force. By 1930, as many as 35,000 Pinoys – young, single, male Filipino laborers – were working in California’s fields, hotels, restaurants and private homes. During World War II, a number of Filipinos from the island of Luzon, north of Manila, worked in the canneries and reductions plants.

When Filipino laborers weren’t operating screw-cookers, rotary kilns or grinders, they might be found playing cards with friends or socializing in one of the Monterey Chinatown flower-dancing clubs. The Salinas-based newspaper Philppines Mail reported on the life in the large Filipino community.
 
Location. 36° 37.021′ N, 121° 54.098′ W. Marker is in Monterey, California, in Monterey County. Marker can be reached from Bruce Ariss Way near Recreation Trail. Touch for map. This marker, with several others, is located on Bruce Ariss Way, a walking path/stairway, between Cannery Row and the Monterey Recreation Trail. Marker is in this post office area: Monterey CA 93940, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Japanese Community (a few steps from this marker);
The Filipino Community Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 23, 2012
2. The Filipino Community Marker
The marker is on the left side of the closest building.
John Steinbeck (a few steps from this marker); The Spanish Community (a few steps from this marker); A Day in the Canneries (a few steps from this marker); The Real “Docs” (within shouting distance of this marker); One Man, Two Worlds (within shouting distance of this marker); Jone Quock Mui (within shouting distance of this marker); Ed Ricketts’s Backyard (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Monterey.
 
Categories. Asian Americans
 
Restored Worker's Cabins image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 23, 2012
3. Restored Worker's Cabins
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 6, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 521 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 6, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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