Eddie M. Inaba Interview Segment 1

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December 11, 2009

Preserving California's Japantowns Collection

Preserving California's Japantowns Collection

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Eddie M. Inaba

Eddie M. Inaba Interview

00:59:53 — 18 segments

December 11, 2009

Sacramento, California

Nisei male. Born May 9, 1917, in Walnut Grove, California. Parents worked at Canal Ranch, an agricultural community, where they grew produce for Libby, McNeill & Libby. Parents also owned and ran a bar in Walnut Grove. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to the Merced Assembly Center, California, and Granada (Amache) concentration camp, Colorado. After leaving camp, lived in Chicago and Denver before returning to Walnut Grove. Established a successful Japanese import business, opening grocery stores all over the West Coast. Mr. Inaba passed away on March 16, 2010.

(This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior.)

Tom Ikeda, interviewer; Jill Shiraki, interviewer; Dana Hoshide, videographer

Preserving California's Japantowns Collection

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