Timber

Japanese immigrants (Issei) replaced Chinese workers after the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act went into effect. Laborers were recruited by contracting companies to cut timber and work in sawmills. In rare instances, Issei women joined their husbands, living among the other workers in segregated shantytowns.

Industry and employment (210)
Timber (46)

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Harry Ueno Interview Segment 2 (ddr-densho-1002-7-2)
vh Harry Ueno Interview Segment 2 (ddr-densho-1002-7-2)
Returning to the United States in 1923, working in a lumber mill
Port Blakely sawmill (ddr-densho-34-84)
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Torazo "Slab Harry" Nakao (in the white hat) and his co-workers at the Port Blakely sawmill on Bainbridge Island, Washington. Port Blakely is located on the southeast end of Bainbridge Island, Washington.
George Morihiro Interview Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1000-182-6)
vh George Morihiro Interview Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1000-182-6)
Helping father deliver sake to neighbors; father's work in the sawmill industry
Shig Imai Interview Segment 3 (ddr-one-7-49-3)
vh Shig Imai Interview Segment 3 (ddr-one-7-49-3)
Father's work with the Oregon Lumber Company

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Issei workers at Selleck camp (ddr-densho-124-29)
img Issei workers at Selleck camp (ddr-densho-124-29)
These workers are sitting outside their housing at the Japanese camp in Selleck, Washington. Selleck was the site of the Pacific States Lumber Company.
Issei man at Selleck camp (ddr-densho-124-14)
img Issei man at Selleck camp (ddr-densho-124-14)
Raisuke Tamura standing on a tree stump at the Japanese camp in Selleck, Washington. This camp housed Japanese laborers who worked for the Pacific States Lumber Company. Raisuke sold Japanese goods and food to the people living in Selleck.
Port Blakely sawmill (ddr-densho-34-69)
img Port Blakely sawmill (ddr-densho-34-69)
This sawmill employed many Issei during the early 1900s. Port Blakely is located on the southeast end of Bainbridge Island, Washington.
Minoru
vh Minoru "Min" Tsubota Interview Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1000-149-5)
Parents' early businesses, running a small grocery store in Seattle and then a sawmill in Kent, Washington
Isami Nakao - Kazuko Nakao Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1000-68-3)
vh Isami Nakao - Kazuko Nakao Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1000-68-3)
Description of prewar "Jap Village" in Port Blakely, Bainbridge Island, Washington
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