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Climbing Golden Mountain, by Geoffrey Dunn
It is the summer of 1885 and three young children are peering into a barbershop on Front Street a few ... [Read more]

Climbing Golden Mountain - 2, by Geoffrey Dunn
Aside from performing tasks as day laborers, many Chinese men worked in the laundry business. In 1880 there were already ... [Read more]

Nobody has to tell Tom Goto he's a hero. Long ago, he gave away the official recognition of his bravery: ... [Read more]

This short history of the Watsonville Japanese-American Citizens League has been prepared to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the organization's ... [Read more]

Americans of African lineage are a people whose historical legacy is of one bondage. Men and women stolen from their ... [Read more]

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Una Storia Segreta, by Lawrence DiStasi and Adele Negro and Rose Scherini
UNA STORIA SEGRETA (the words in Italian mean both a secret story and a secret history), was developed by the ... [Read more]

On February 19, 1942, a little more than two months after the United States entered World War II, President Roosevelt ... [Read more]

Citizenship and Loyalty, by Rechs Ann Pedersen
Intertwined throughout the War are the issues of the citizenship and the loyalty of persons of Japanese ancestry. Japanese immigrants ... [Read more]

Alien Land Laws, by Rechs Ann Pedersen
California land laws had been passed prior to World War II and were in effect throughout the War. They denied ... [Read more]

Bibliography, by Rechs Ann Pedersen
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February 19, 1942 (Federal Register, Vol. VII, No. 38). "Whereas the successful prosecution of the war requires every possible protection ... [Read more]

Restrictions on Axis Aliens, by Rechs Ann Pedersen
JAPANESE HERE CAN EXPECT TO BE TREATED FAIRLY, SAYS MOTOKI "I urge all Japanese persons in the Pajaro Valley to ... [Read more]

The United States was not at war with Japan when, on December 7, 1941, Japan attacked the U.S. Naval Fleet ... [Read more]

Evacuation: The Restricted Area, by Rechs Ann Pedersen
Calls for the removal of axis aliens and Japanese-Americans appear in the local newspapers throughout the first months of the ... [Read more]

Evacuation: Public Proclamation No. 1, by Rechs Ann Pedersen
From the start of the War, the U.S. Justice Department had established restricted areas, from which enemy aliens were excluded. ... [Read more]

Evacuation: Public Proclamation No. 4, by Rechs Ann Pedersen
On March 19th, evacuees were advised against about making quick deals when selling or renting property. (see Evacuation: Public Proclamation ... [Read more]

Each chronology lists major events relating to the Japanese American internment and links to the full-text, local newspaper articles. Each ... [Read more]

Each chronology lists major events relating to the Japanese American internment and links to the full-text, local newspaper articles. Each ... [Read more]

Agricultural Labor Shortage, by Rechs Ann Pedersen
So many men away in military service resulted in shortages of workers and changes in the makeup of the labor ... [Read more]

Shortly after the evacuation from the West Coast was completed, the debate began about whether the evacuees should be allowed ... [Read more]

After the Japanese and Japanese-Americans were evacuated from Military Area no. 1, the order for Italian and German aliens to ... [Read more]

Military Service, by Rechs Ann Pedersen
At the start of the War, Italian Americans and Japanese Americans were serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. Further enlistments ... [Read more]

Local newspaper articles of the time give us a very limited picture of life at Salinas or Poston--or any of ... [Read more]

Each chronology lists major events relating to the Japanese American internment and links to the full-text, local newspaper articles. Each ... [Read more]

Each chronology lists major events relating to the Japanese American internment and links to the full-text, local newspaper articles. Each ... [Read more]

Each chronology lists major events relating to the Japanese American internment and links to the full-text, local newspaper articles. Each ... [Read more]

Release of the Evacuees, by Rechs Ann Pedersen
From the start of the internment, internees could leave the camps for the purposes of either continuing their collection education ... [Read more]

Return of the Evacuees, by Rechs Ann Pedersen
Although some individuals had returned to the West Coast in 1944, the majority returned after the Western Defense Command lifted ... [Read more]

Each chronology lists major events relating to the Japanese American internment and links to the full-text, local newspaper articles. Each ... [Read more]

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From the Davenport area you can view the annual southern migration of the California gray whale. The gray whale spends the summer in the Bering Sea feeding on small squid and krill. The whales migrate south to spend the winter in the warm lagoons of Baja California, where they mate ..." [More]

Excerpted from Whales Along the Coast of Davenport by Alverda Orlando