Santa Cruz County History - Executive Order 9066 and the Residents of Santa Cruz County

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1. General Topics 2. Evacuation Period: Dec. 7, 1941 - June 17, 1942 3. During the Internment: June 17, 1942-1944 4. Release and Return of the Evacuees: 1945-1946

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Aside from performing tasks as day laborers, many Chinese men worked in the laundry business. In 1880 there were already 19 Chinese laundries in the county, employing 70 workers full time. Ten were located in downtown Santa Cruz.

Because most white males felt laundry work beneath their ..." [More]

Excerpted from Climbing Golden Mountain - 2 by Geoffrey Dunn