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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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Richard H. Yamamoto Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1000-191-4)
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Father's job as a redcap at the train station

This interview was conducted as part of a project to capture stories of the Japanese American community of Spokane, Washington. Densho worked in collaboration with the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture.

Richard H. Yamamoto Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1000-191-5)
vh Richard H. Yamamoto Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1000-191-5)
Description of redcap duties

This interview was conducted as part of a project to capture stories of the Japanese American community of Spokane, Washington. Densho worked in collaboration with the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture.

Sam Ogo Interview Segment 2 (ddr-densho-1000-193-2)
vh Sam Ogo Interview Segment 2 (ddr-densho-1000-193-2)
Father's job working for a railroad company; a terrible accident

This interview was conducted as part of a project to capture stories of the Japanese American community of Spokane, Washington. Densho worked in collaboration with the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture.

Sam Ogo Interview Segment 1 (ddr-densho-1000-193-1)
vh Sam Ogo Interview Segment 1 (ddr-densho-1000-193-1)
Family background; growing up part of a railroad workers' community

This interview was conducted as part of a project to capture stories of the Japanese American community of Spokane, Washington. Densho worked in collaboration with the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture.

Mara Mihara Interview Segment 1 (ddr-densho-1000-194-1)
vh Mara Mihara Interview Segment 1 (ddr-densho-1000-194-1)
Father's work as a redcap for a railroad company

This interview was conducted as part of a project to capture stories of the Japanese American community of Spokane, Washington. Densho worked in collaboration with the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture.

Roy Ebihara Interview Segment 2 (ddr-densho-1000-222-2)
vh Roy Ebihara Interview Segment 2 (ddr-densho-1000-222-2)
Father's work as a skilled machinist with the Santa Fe railroad
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