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

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Settling in the San Fernando Valley, CA

By the 1920’s the San Fernando Valley had become a large and successful agricultural center. Most Issei (first generation) and Nisei (second generation) were involved in the farming industry. However, due to the 1913 and 1920 California Alien Land Law, which restricted Japanese Americans from owning land, many Japanese farmers and gardeners were reduced of acreage and profits.

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Aerial View of Kawakami Family Ranch
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Image Contributed by: Jane Muranaka Names of people: Date: circa early 1950s Place: Kwakami family ranch in Sunland, California Photograph by: Toyo Miyotaka Original Photo size: Description: This is one ... More »


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