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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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The hallowed grounds of Mount Hermon's Christian retreat have a colorful past. In 1841 the redwood preserve hosted California's first power sawmill, and a Mexican-era distillery predated the temperance community. But the uninhibited bohemian resort that eventually became a Christian retreat left a more lasting legacy in its love ..." [More]

Excerpted from Mountain Paradise, Mount Hermon has Bohemian Roots by Ross Eric Gibson