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Telling Our Stories: Japanese Americans in the San Fernando Valley, 1910's - 1970's

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Dangerous Work

"My mother had a stillborn. Before my youngest daughter was born and what cause that the doctor said was that she was out one day trying to scare the birds away from the crops, you know? Lettuce crops or something. She took a shotgun and fired to scare them, boom. That shock, that recoil, knocked her down, sat her on her back, you know, real bad. And that shock hurt the baby inside. It was stillborn."

~Frank Emi

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First Born 1934
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Photo contributed by: Bill Watanabe Names of people: Rokuro, Katsuye, and Kinichi Watanabe Date: 1934 Place: Shadow Hills, CA, U.S.A. Photograph by: Unknown Photo size: Unknown Description: A day out ... More »

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