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

Full Text Newspaper ArticleWatsonville Register-Pajaronian. Jan. 30, 1945. p. 1


Frank Sakata, Pajaro valley Nisei who was evacuated three years ago, and who now is farming with his family in eastern Oregon, was here on business Monday and Tuesday. He was accompanied by another local Nisei, "Sox" Yamaguchi.

Sakata's visit was in regards to his property and homes here. He attended local schools and graduated from High school in 1930. He met several friends and former schoolmates and as he left Tuesday, he expressed appreciation for the welcome he was given.

As far as is known, Sakata and Yamaguchi were the first Nisei to visit the valley since the army lifted the evacuation ban early in the year.

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