Industry and employment

At the turn of the century, Japanese immigrants (Issei) came to the United States to work on the rapidly expanding plantations of Hawaii and the farms, lumber mills, railroads and canneries of the Pacific Coast. They quickly realized this type of work was not going to bring them wealth, and many began looking for more promising opportunities. Farming, fishing and small businesses were often seen as the answer.

Industry and employment (245)

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Construction site (ddr-densho-258-52)
img Construction site (ddr-densho-258-52)
Equipment being towed by construction vehicle, with conveyor in the background. Caption on left: "Toothing the Dam."
Earth loading equipment (ddr-densho-258-59)
img Earth loading equipment (ddr-densho-258-59)
Trucks being loaded with excavation material. Caption on right: "The Whiffle Pit."
Construction site (ddr-densho-258-51)
img Construction site (ddr-densho-258-51)
Caption on right: "The 12 yard Belly Dump and Roller."
Constructing the dam (ddr-densho-258-64)
img Constructing the dam (ddr-densho-258-64)
Men working among rebar and concrete forms in construction of the dam.
Japanese teachers on Awaji Island (ddr-densho-259-125)
img Japanese teachers on Awaji Island (ddr-densho-259-125)
Shidzuyo Yasui (front row, center) with colleagues from the Sumoto School on Awaji Island, Japan.
Teachers at Sumoto School in Japan (ddr-densho-259-90)
img Teachers at Sumoto School in Japan (ddr-densho-259-90)
A group picture from the Sumoto School on Awaji Island, Japan. Shidzuyo Yasui is pictured in the top row, fourth from the right.
The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 43 (October 26, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-93)
doc The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 43 (October 26, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-93)
Selected article titles: "Those Seeking Changes in Forms Must Write" (p. 1), "Minidoka Camp Closes 9 Days Ahead of Schedule" (p. 1), "General Stilwell's Action Commended by Secy. Ickes" (p. 2), and "3 Govt. Departments: Remove or Modify Rules for Employment of Nisei" (p. 4).
Hajime, Martin, Big Problem George, Jack (ddr-jamsj-1-26)
img Hajime, Martin, Big Problem George, Jack (ddr-jamsj-1-26)
Landscapers working in front of the Sumitomo Bank of California.
Good Rear End Shot of Four Guys, Anyway (ddr-jamsj-1-19)
img Good Rear End Shot of Four Guys, Anyway (ddr-jamsj-1-19)
Landscapers working in front of the Sumitomo Bank of California.
Mr. Murata of bank Keeping
img Mr. Murata of bank Keeping "Eye" on Kanj!! (ddr-jamsj-1-22)
Landscapers working in front of the Sumitomo Bank of California.
Kay Kawasakis' Plumbing Crew (ddr-jamsj-1-13)
img Kay Kawasakis' Plumbing Crew (ddr-jamsj-1-13)
Landscapers working in front of the Sumitomo Bank of California.
Kay Kawasaki and George Yuki (ddr-jamsj-1-23)
img Kay Kawasaki and George Yuki (ddr-jamsj-1-23)
Landscapers working in front of the Sumitomo Bank of California.
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