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.

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Sam Sakamoto 1951 & Part of 1952 San Jose Gardner's Club (ddr-jamsj-1-208)
img Sam Sakamoto 1951 & Part of 1952 San Jose Gardner's Club (ddr-jamsj-1-208)
Sam Sakamoto was the second President of the Garden City Gardeners' Club from 1951 to 1952.
Don
img Don "Moon" Kikuchi 1955-1956 (ddr-jamsj-1-214)
Don "Moon" Kikuchi was the Garden City Gardeners' Club President from 1955 to 1956.
Tsugio, Fred, George, Sat & Jack in Foreground (ddr-jamsj-1-17)
img Tsugio, Fred, George, Sat & Jack in Foreground (ddr-jamsj-1-17)
Landscapers working in front of the Sumitomo Bank of California.
Henry Morita, First President Garden City Gardeners' Club 1949-1950 (ddr-jamsj-1-207)
img Henry Morita, First President Garden City Gardeners' Club 1949-1950 (ddr-jamsj-1-207)
Henry Morita was the First President of the Garden City Gardeners' Club 1949-1950
Martin, Hajime, Jack, George, &
img Martin, Hajime, Jack, George, & "Tell'em George" (ddr-jamsj-1-15)
Landscapers working in front of the Sumitomo Bank of California.
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