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.

Industry and employment (398)

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Earth loading equipment (ddr-densho-258-59)
img Earth loading equipment (ddr-densho-258-59)
Trucks being loaded with excavation material. Caption on right: "The Whiffle Pit."
Damsite (ddr-densho-258-43)
img Damsite (ddr-densho-258-43)
Overview of damsite. Caption on right: "View of dam site from up river [sic]."
Earth conveyor (ddr-densho-258-46)
img Earth conveyor (ddr-densho-258-46)
Overlooking construction site. Caption on left: "Full view of the conveyor."
Construction on Anderson Dam (ddr-densho-258-40)
img Construction on Anderson Dam (ddr-densho-258-40)
Wide shot of a construction site with equipment and vehicles. Caption on left: "First stage of Dam."
Constructing a road (ddr-densho-258-58)
img Constructing a road (ddr-densho-258-58)
Earth-moving equipment constructing a road. Caption below: "The new road being leaded to Pine [?]."
Construction site (ddr-densho-258-52)
img Construction site (ddr-densho-258-52)
Equipment being towed by construction vehicle, with conveyor in the background. Caption on left: "Toothing the Dam."
Construction site (ddr-densho-258-44)
img Construction site (ddr-densho-258-44)
Overlooking construction site outbuildings. Caption on right: "Machine Shops. Compressor House. Blacksmith Shop. Warehouse. Bulk Plant. Time office. Cook House. Bunk Houses."
Damsite (ddr-densho-258-42)
img Damsite (ddr-densho-258-42)
Overview of damsite, through trees. Caption on left: "Overlooking the Dam site."
Pouring concrete walls (ddr-densho-258-57)
img Pouring concrete walls (ddr-densho-258-57)
Men working at the damsite. Caption on left: "Pouring the walls."
Construction site (ddr-densho-258-51)
img Construction site (ddr-densho-258-51)
Caption on right: "The 12 yard Belly Dump and Roller."
Anderson Dam (1944) (ddr-densho-258-61)
img Anderson Dam (1944) (ddr-densho-258-61)
Overview of the damsite. Caption below: "The Dam at August 1944."
Construction workers (ddr-densho-258-56)
img Construction workers (ddr-densho-258-56)
Men working at the damsite. Caption on right: "Tamping along the walls."
Construction workers (ddr-densho-258-54)
img Construction workers (ddr-densho-258-54)
Men working on construction site. Caption below: "Rock Drillers at work."
Tunnel (ddr-densho-258-62)
img Tunnel (ddr-densho-258-62)
View into a tunnel. Caption below: "The Tunnel."
Construction on Anderson Dam (ddr-densho-258-38)
img Construction on Anderson Dam (ddr-densho-258-38)
Wide shot of a construction site with cranes, retaining walls, trucks, scaffolding, and workers. Caption on right: "First stage of Dam 1942. Anderson Dam Idaho. Earth filled dam."
Construction site (ddr-densho-258-48)
img Construction site (ddr-densho-258-48)
Conveyor used in constructing the dam. Caption on right: "The Muck rolling in the Dam."
Construction site (ddr-densho-258-50)
img Construction site (ddr-densho-258-50)
Construction site with earth movers and conveyors. Caption below: "Process of building the Dam."
Men working in tunnel (ddr-densho-258-63)
img Men working in tunnel (ddr-densho-258-63)
Workers and drilling equipment working inside a tunnel. Caption on right: "The Wagon Driller at work in tunnel."
Constructing the dam (ddr-densho-258-64)
img Constructing the dam (ddr-densho-258-64)
Men working among rebar and concrete forms in construction of the dam.
Construction workers (ddr-densho-258-53)
img Construction workers (ddr-densho-258-53)
Men working on construction site. Caption below: "Air tampers at work."
Building a dam (ddr-densho-258-45)
img Building a dam (ddr-densho-258-45)
Construction site with equipment and river in foreground. Caption on left: "View of outlet of tunnel."
The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 43 (October 26, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-93)
doc The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 43 (October 26, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-93)
Selected article titles: "Those Seeking Changes in Forms Must Write" (p. 1), "Minidoka Camp Closes 9 Days Ahead of Schedule" (p. 1), "General Stilwell's Action Commended by Secy. Ickes" (p. 2), and "3 Govt. Departments: Remove or Modify Rules for Employment of Nisei" (p. 4).
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