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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
1 Alaska, Juneau Borough, Juneau, Downtown 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
2 Alaska, 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
3 Alaska, 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
4 Alaska, 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
5 Alaska, 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
6 Alaska, 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
7 Alaska, 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
8 Arizona, 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
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9 Arizona, 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
10 Arkansas, 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
11 Arkansas, 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
12 Arkansas, 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
13 Arkansas, 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 sacrificed their lives in the service of their country in World War II. U.S. Fifth Army 100 Battalion 442 . . . Map (db m170092) HM
14 Arkansas, 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
15 Arkansas, 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
16 Arkansas, 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
17 Arkansas, 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
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18 Arkansas, 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
19 Arkansas, 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
20 California, 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
21 California, Alameda County, Alameda — TonarigumiAlameda’s Historic Japantown
Traces of Alameda Japantown Opening up shops on Park Street Traces of a small close-knit Japanese community remain, yet little is known of the Japantown that once thrived in Alameda. At the turn of the 20th century, Issei, first generation . . . Map (db m220123) HM
22 California, Alameda County, Alameda — TonarigumiAlameda’s Historic Japantown
Life That Connects Us All We strive to practice gratitude and compassion and to understand the interdependence of life that connects us. Buddhist Temple of Alameda In 1916, the Buddhist Temple of Alameda became an independent temple . . . Map (db m220508) HM
23 California, Alameda County, Alameda — TonarigumiAlameda’s Historic Japantown
A Beacon of Light Our doors open outwards, welcoming those needing support, nurturing faith, and instilling hope. Buena Vista Church serves as a beacon of light, drawing in those seeking refuge. Offering the warmth of a night school . . . Map (db m223217) HM
24 California, Alameda County, Alameda — TonarigumiAlameda’s Historic Japantown
Becoming a Japantown A neighborhood planted, a community flourished With the growth of Japantown, the Tonarigumi, or cohesive neighborhood, began to take shape as Japanese immigrants settled in dwellings, cottages and Victorian flats, . . . Map (db m223699) HM
25 California, Alameda County, Berkeley, Central 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
26 California, Alameda County, Berkeley, North 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
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27 California, Alameda County, Berkeley, South 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
28 California, Alameda County, Hayward — Agriculture PioneerInnovation and Prosperity
Between 1860 and the 1920s, the Meeks grew grains, green peas, corn, sugar beets, cucumbers, blackberries, and currants. Most of their land was in orchards of almonds, oranges, apricots, peaches, prunes, plums, and cherries. Meek’s land was . . . Map (db m210340) HM
29 California, Alameda County, Hayward — Hisako Uyama Partridge1931 - 2013
Owner of the first Japanese restaurant in Hayward California (Kokeshi) A caring and giving person, known for her generosity and kindness. She exemplifies the American dream. We will all miss her and never forget her.Map (db m207577) HM
30 California, 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
31 California, Alameda County, Livermore — From China to America
Coast Manufacturing and Supply Co. moved to this site in the early 1900s and produced fuse line for explosives. Between 1913 and 1926 Coast hired Chinese immigrants to work in the powder houses located just to the north of this grove of trees. These . . . Map (db m198579) HM
32 California, 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
33 California, Alameda County, Oakland, Downtown 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
34 California, Alameda County, Oakland, Downtown 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
35 California, Alameda County, Oakland, Downtown Oakland — Oakland’s ChinatownsWa Sung Community Service Club Reported damaged
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
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36 California, 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
37 California, Alameda County, San Leandro — Filtration BasinsLake Chabot Historical Walk
Public outcry led Oakland councilman George Pardee, who later became Governor of California, to campaign Contra Costa Water Company for a clean reliable water system. The Hyatt filters were installed, along with pump houses and filtration basins, . . . Map (db m113822) HM
38 California, Alameda County, San Leandro — Tunnel No. 1 Control ShaftLake Chabot Historical Walk
The stone structure before you is a 157 foot vertical control shaft. It joins to Tunnel No. 1 to open and close the flow of water running through the tunnel pipes. Two known accidents took place at this site. Tunnel No. 1 collapsed on two Chinese . . . Map (db m71908) HM
39 California, 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
40 California, Alameda County, San Leandro, Bay-O-Vista — 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
41 California, Alameda County, San Leandro, Bay-O-Vista — 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
42 California, Alameda County, San Leandro, Chabot Park — 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
43 California, Amador County, Fiddletown — Chew Kee Store
Rammed Earth "Adobe" Built 1850 Home-Office-Store of Dr. Yee, Chinese Herb DoctorMap (db m42483) HM
44 California, 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
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45 California, 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
46 California, 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
47 California, 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
48 California, 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
49 California, 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
50 California, 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
51 California, 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
52 California, 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
53 California, 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
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54 California, 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
55 California, 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
56 California, 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
57 California, El Dorado County, Coloma — Chinese Miners of the Mother Lode
Following the California Gold Rush of ’49, swarms of Chinese miners came to make their mark on the diggings in the Mother Lode, including this Coloma Valley. They were industrious and self-contained and mostly content to thoroughly comb the old . . . Map (db m12225) HM
58 California, El Dorado County, Coloma — Chinese Stores Reported permanently removed
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
59 California, El Dorado County, Coloma — Chinese Stores
Between 1850 and 1883, Coloma was home to a sizeable Chinese community. These stone buildings, known as the man Lee and Wah Hop stores, are all that remain. Chinese merchants supplied their countrymen with mining necessities and . . . Map (db m215013) HM
60 California, El Dorado County, Coloma — Coloma’s Largest Brick Store(Site of) Reported permanently removed
A large brick building measuring 50 feet by 65 feet, was built here in 1856. Two older frame structures were demolished and were sorely missed by the “old-timers” of that day. The brick for this store probably came from a brickyard 2 miles south of . . . Map (db m12273) HM
61 California, El Dorado County, Coloma — Unstoppable News
Caught up in the frenzied news about the gold discovery, thousand of gold seekers from all corners of the world flooded into Coloma. Fortune Seekers California’s gold fields offered boundless opportunity and the hop of a brighter future. . . . Map (db m214879) HM
62 California, 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
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63 California, 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
64 California, 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
65 California, 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
66 California, 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
67 California, 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
68 California, Humboldt County, Eureka — Eureka’s Chinese Expulsion of 1885 and 1906
Here, on the block of land bounded by E, F, 4th, and 5th streets, over 300 Chinese people once lived in a bustling Chinatown. But high unemployment, economic uncertainty, and a perceived competition for jobs served as excuses for anti-Chinese hate. . . . Map (db m233370) HM
69 California, 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
70 California, Inyo County, Independence — Icon of ConfinementManzanar Guard Tower
From 1942 to 1945, eight US Army guard towers loomed over the more than 11,000 Japanese Americans held in Manzanar. For most of that time, US Military Police manned the towers, a visual reminder that the unconstitutionally incarcerated . . . Map (db m221511) HM
71 California, 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
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72 California, 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
73 California, 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
74 California, 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
75 California, 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
76 California, 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
77 California, Los Angeles County, Glendale, Downtown — 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
78 California, 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 each through personal diplomacy. November 8, 2013 Bob . . . Map (db m73101) HM
79 California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, Boyle Heights — 1131 — Japanese Hospital101 S. Fickett St
Immigrant Japanese doctors prevailed in 1928 U.S. Supreme Court case. Cultural Heritage Commission Cultural Monument No. 1131. City of Los Angeles Map (db m230009) HM
80 California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, Boyle Heights — 1250 — Otomisan Restaurant
aka Otemo Sushi Cafe. Established 1956 in Boyle Heights. Oldest continuously operating Japanese restaurant in the City of Los Angeles. Japanese characters: Mr/Miss OtomiMap (db m223360) HM
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81 California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, Chinatown — Bruce Lee Statue
The Bruce Lee Statue Project is a community initiative aimed at celebrating the life and legacy of Bruce Lee through the placement of a statue in Los Angeles Chinatown. Bruce Lee's contributions to martial arts and action films were truly . . . Map (db m219261) HM
82 California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, Chinatown — Castelar School
Old School Castelar School is the second oldest school in the Los Angeles Unified School District, the first to hire a Chinese-American principal, and has taught the largest number of refugee children in the city. Castelar was . . . Map (db m219344) HM
83 California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, Chinatown — Cathay Bank
Population Explosion Although official immigration quotas had been limited to just 105 annually after the Exclusion Acts were overturned in 1943, many immigrants entered the country through the 1945 War Brides Act and . . . Map (db m229254) HM
84 California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, Chinatown — 826 — Central PlazaChinatown — East Gate —
Chinatown Redefined In 1933, when Old Chinatown was torn down to make way for the construc tion of Union Station, everyone began to think about what form a new Chinese community might take. Peter Soo Hoo, the first Chinese hired . . . Map (db m219859) HM
85 California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, Chinatown — Chinatown Heritage and Visitor Center
Victorian Remains The houses at 411 and 415 Bernard Street — today home to the Chinese Historical Society of Southern California and Chinatown Heritage and Visitors Center — were once part of a three-home complex built by Philip . . . Map (db m219848) HM
86 California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, Chinatown — Chinese American Communities in Los Angeles
Due to cultural needs and social discrimination, Chinese Americans formed distinct communities in Los Angeles. They established their first Los Angeles community on the east side of what is today's El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument. . . . Map (db m229242) HM
87 California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, Chinatown — 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
88 California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, Chinatown — Far East PlazaChinese New Year Celebrations
Dragons On Parade Nothing in Western culture compares to the celebration of Chinese New Year, which is why each year 50,000 spectators gather along North Broadway to join in the festivities and watch the Golden Dragon Parade. . . . Map (db m219839) HM
89 California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, Chinatown — 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
90 California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, Chinatown — Lucky Deli
The Sepulveda House The family that owns the building at 706 North Broadway can trace its roots in Los Angeles back to July 31, 1847, when the Ayuntamiento (Common Council) deeded a piece of property bordered by what was then . . . Map (db m229753) HM
91 California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, Chinatown — Spring Street Chinatown
"Chinese Movie Land" China City — bordered by Ord, Spring, and Main streets — pandered unabashedly to Chinese stereotypes. The entire block was enclosed within a miniature "Great Wall." Tourists rode rickshaws down the "Passage . . . Map (db m229918) HM
92 California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, Chinatown — Sun Mun Way
Sun Mun Way was named in honor of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen. Dr. Sun was a revolutionary and the ideological father of modern China. He became the first President of the Republic of China. Educated in Hawaii, he came to Los Angeles in 1905 to gather . . . Map (db m219254) HM
93 California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, Chinatown — Sun Wing Wo & Company
The Sun Wing Wo Company was one of the first general merchandise stores in the original Chinatown. The owner, Ow Bue Lew opened its doors in 1891. The store remained in business on this site until it was relocated to Broadway in 1948. . . . Map (db m229244) HM
94 California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, Chinatown — The Garnier Building
The Garnier Building was built in 1890 by Philippe Garnier, a French settler who arrived in Los Angeles in 1859 at the age of eighteen. Philippe Garnier and his brothers, Eugene, Abel, and Camille, owned the 4,400 acre Rancho Los Encinos in . . . Map (db m229248) HM
95 California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, Chinatown — 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
96 California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, Chinatown — 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 m228170) HM
97 California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, Chinatown — 825 — West GateChinatown
"Cooperate to Achieve" At the grand opening of New Chinatown in 1938, guests passed through the West Gate - the first of Chinatown's four gates to be constructed. Chinese Consul T.K. Chang composed an inscription for the top of . . . Map (db m219856) HM
98 California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, Downtown Los Angeles — "Go For Broke"An American Story
Rising to the defense of their country, by the thousands they came - these young Japanese American soldiers from Hawaii, the States, America's concentration camps - to fight in Europe and the Pacific during World War II. Looked upon with . . . Map (db m227990) HM
99 California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, Downtown Los Angeles — Home Is Little Tokyo Mural — Mural Description —
The mural, Home is Little Tokyo is the culmination of three years of work by almost 500 individuals, groups and organizations. At over 130 years old, Little Tokyo is the heart of the Southern California Japanese American community. The . . . Map (db m228144) HM
100 California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, Downtown 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

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