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The Nikkei in Pre-War British Columbia

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Fishing - Imperial Cannery, Steveston, B.C.

For many women who came to Canada, often as picture brides, it was a harsh, dreary existence. They stood for hours in cold canneries, cleared and cultivated land or worked and cleaned for single men in bunk houses, taking time off only during pregnancies.

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Fishing - Imperial Cannery, Steveston, B.C.
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