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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
[ 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
(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
(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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
John R. Berry – Attorney at Law
Architectural . . . — — Map (db m36815) HM
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
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
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
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
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
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
In the early part of the World War II, 110,000 persons of Japanese ancestry were interned in relocation centers by Executive Order No. 9066, issued on February 19, 1942.
Manzanar, the first of ten such concentration camps, was bounded by . . . — — Map (db m122703) HM WM
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
The Chinese Historical . . . — — Map (db m149116) HM
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
Between June 2005 and May 2006, over 174 burial sites of unknown
persons were discovered during the construction of the Metro Gold
Line Eastside Extension. They were part of the indigent cemetery or
"potter's field,” located at the eastern end of . . . — — Map (db m191169) HM
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
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
In Sacred Memory
This memorial is reverently placed here by the Japanese American Community, under the auspices of the Southern California Burial and Memorial Committee, in memory of American soldiers of Japanese ancestry who fought, . . . — — Map (db m74081) HM WM
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 m197261) HM
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
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
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
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
At this site – 34 Main St.
James Yeh Jau Liu
(1910 - 2003)
World Renowned Chinese Watercolorist
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
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
(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
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
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
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