Railroads

When the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act ended the immigration of workers from China, railroad companies turned to the Japanese to fill the void. Labor contracting companies such as Furuya and Tobo recruited workers for the Northern Pacific and Great Northern railways. Issei (Japanese immigrant) men were primarily manual laborers, working ten-hour days laying tracks.

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Queen Anne and Seattle Railway yard (ddr-densho-26-226)
img Queen Anne and Seattle Railway yard (ddr-densho-26-226)
Written on back "West Q. Anne and Kinnear Park and Wheeler Bridge City Dry dumping site and G. N. Ry. Yard from my houee [sic], Looking East. July - 24 1948"
Wyoming baseball team (ddr-densho-113-12)
img Wyoming baseball team (ddr-densho-113-12)
These Issei men worked together on the railroads and in the coal mines in Wyoming.
Wyoming baseball team (ddr-densho-113-13)
img Wyoming baseball team (ddr-densho-113-13)
These Issei men worked together on the railroad in the coal mines in Wyoming.
Men working on a railroad (ddr-densho-353-43)
img Men working on a railroad (ddr-densho-353-43)
Captioned: "Snoqualmie Falls crew laying railroad tracks."
C. W. McCabe's letter of recommendation for Harry Matsuoka (ddr-densho-390-32)
doc C. W. McCabe's letter of recommendation for Harry Matsuoka (ddr-densho-390-32)
A letter written by C. W. McCabe, manager at the Southern Pacific Company, recommending Tomio Ogata [Harry Matsuoka] as an employee.
George Sunada Timeline 1919-1947 (ddr-densho-415-3)
doc George Sunada Timeline 1919-1947 (ddr-densho-415-3)
Short biographical timeline of George Sunada's life from his birth in 1919 till 1947. Primarily focused on his work at Green River railroad yards in Wyoming.
Newspaper clipping (ddr-densho-415-6)
doc Newspaper clipping (ddr-densho-415-6)
Photocopy of a newspaper clipping from the Rock Springs Rocket on the mass firing of Japanese Nationals from the railroad industry.
Redress appeal (ddr-densho-415-7)
doc Redress appeal (ddr-densho-415-7)
Copy of George Sunada's appeal for redress eligibility. Documents how his and his family's constitutional rights were violated by the federal government.
Akira Yokomi (ddr-csujad-8-85)
doc Akira Yokomi (ddr-csujad-8-85)
Oral history interview with Akira Yokomi. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Yokomi, Akira
Mr. and Mrs. Masao Nakata (ddr-csujad-8-51)
doc Mr. and Mrs. Masao Nakata (ddr-csujad-8-51)
Oral history interview with Masao and Haruye [Harue] Nakata. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Nakata, Mr and Mrs Masao
Judge Mikio Uchiyama (ddr-csujad-8-78)
doc Judge Mikio Uchiyama (ddr-csujad-8-78)
Oral history interview with Judge Mikio Uchiyama. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Uchiyama, Judge Miko
Dr. Mae Takahashi and Mr. Yoshito Takahashi (ddr-csujad-8-72)
doc Dr. Mae Takahashi and Mr. Yoshito Takahashi (ddr-csujad-8-72)
Oral history interview with Dr. Mae Takahashi and Mr. Yoshio Takahashi. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Takahashi, Dr Mae and Mr Yoshito
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