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.

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Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Fayette Prince (ddr-densho-234-22)
img Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Fayette Prince (ddr-densho-234-22)
Caption on front: "FAYETTE PRINCE; J. Kubuki up. BONNIE FRANCES 2nd. COLD WAVE 3rd. Crescent City, Calif. Sept. 19, 1941; 6 1/2 Fur. Time 1:24; C.M. Whiteside Owner & Trainer."
Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Brilliant Queen (ddr-densho-234-14)
img Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Brilliant Queen (ddr-densho-234-14)
Caption on front: "BRILLIANT QUEEN; Agua Caliente June 15, 1941; J. Kabuki up 1 1/2 mi. 2:35 2/5; C.E. Brown Jr. - Owner and Trainer."
Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Clear (ddr-densho-234-16)
img Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Clear (ddr-densho-234-16)
Caption on front: "CLEAR; J. Kubuki up. Pleasanton, Calif. July 11, 1941; a. 6 Fur. Time 1:12:2; C.E. Brown Jr. Owner and Trainer."
Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Bonnie Jo (ddr-densho-234-11)
img Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Bonnie Jo (ddr-densho-234-11)
Caption on front: "BONNIE JO; J. Kubuki up. Pleasanton, Calif. July 9, 1941; 1 1/16 mi. Time 1:49:3; Dolan and Cunningham Owners B. Warren Trainer."
Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Polvos Pride (ddr-densho-234-3)
img Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Polvos Pride (ddr-densho-234-3)
Caption on front: "POLVO'S PRIDE; J. Kubuki up. BOGOTA 2nd. PRINCE NADJI 3rd. Crescent City, Calif. Sept. 19, 1941; 5 Fur. Time 1:03:2; C.E. Brown Jr. Owner and Trainer."
Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Clear (ddr-densho-234-15)
img Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Clear (ddr-densho-234-15)
Caption on front: "CLEAR; J. Kubuki up. OCHOCO MAID 2nd. DIAMOND BAY 3rd. Eureka, Calif. Sept. 27, 1941; 1 mi. Time 1:41:42; C. Penn Owner and Trainer."
Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Beginner's Bait (ddr-densho-234-29)
img Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Beginner's Bait (ddr-densho-234-29)
Caption on front: "BEGINNER'S BAIT; J. Kubuki up. DIAMOND BAY 2nd. SWEET PASTIME 3rd. Crescent City, Calif. Sept. 18, 1941; 6 1/2 Fur. Time 1:25; Ruth Brown Owner and Trainer."
Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Sky Fighter (ddr-densho-234-32)
img Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Sky Fighter (ddr-densho-234-32)
Caption on front: "SKY FIGHTER; J. Kubuki up. STEEL JACKET 2nd. ANHELATION 3rd. Fresno, Calif. Oct. 3 ,1941; 2 mi. Track Record Time 3:33; C.E. Brown Jr. Owner & Trainer; SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY ENDURANCE PURSE."
Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Sky Nurse (ddr-densho-234-21)
img Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Sky Nurse (ddr-densho-234-21)
Caption on front: "SKY NURSE; J. Kubuki up. Pleasanton, Calif. July 8, 1941; 5 1/2 Fur. Time; C.E. Brown Jr. Owner and Trainer."
Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Sky Nurse (ddr-densho-234-10)
img Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Sky Nurse (ddr-densho-234-10)
Caption on front: "SKY NURSE; J. Kubuki up. TIMBER TARGET 2nd. ROSETA V. 3rd. Eureka, Calif. Sept. 26, 1941; 1 mi. Time 1:42; A.G. Shriver Owner & Trainer."
Joe Kobuki on winning mount, George Blanket (ddr-densho-234-20)
img Joe Kobuki on winning mount, George Blanket (ddr-densho-234-20)
Caption on front: "GEORGE BLANKET; J. Kubuki up. MORCAR 2nd. COLD WAVE 3rd. Eureka, Calif. Sept. 27, 1941; 6 Fur. Time 1:14:2; C. Penn Owner and Trainer; THE FORTUNA."
Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Polvos Pride (ddr-densho-234-4)
img Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Polvos Pride (ddr-densho-234-4)
Caption on front: "POLVO'S PRIDE; J. Kubuki up. STEVEN H. 2nd. SKY NURSE 3rd. Cresecnet [sic] City, Calif. Sept. 18, 1941; 5 Fur. Time 1:01:3; C.E. Brown Jr. Owner and Trainer."
Joe Kobuki on winning mount, My Mint (ddr-densho-234-1)
img Joe Kobuki on winning mount, My Mint (ddr-densho-234-1)
Caption on front: "MY MINT; J. Kubuki up. Pleasanton, Calif. July 3, 1941; 5 1/2 Fur. Time 1:08:2; C.E. Brown Jr. Owner and Trainer."
Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Beginner's Bait (ddr-densho-234-28)
img Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Beginner's Bait (ddr-densho-234-28)
Caption on front: "BEGINNER'S BAIT; J. Kubuki up. BONNIE FRANCES 2nd. BOBBY EFFORT 3rd. Eureka, Calif. Sept. 26, 1941; 1 mi. Time 1:42:2; Ruth Brown Owner and Trainer."
Joe Kobuki on winning mount, My Mint (ddr-densho-234-7)
img Joe Kobuki on winning mount, My Mint (ddr-densho-234-7)
Caption on front: "MY MINT; J. Kubuki up. STEVEN H. 2nd. PRINCE NADJI 3rd. Crescent City, Calif. Sept. 20, 1941; 5 Fur. (Track Record) Time 1:02:1; C.E. Brown Jr. Owner and Trainer."
Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Sky Fighter (ddr-densho-234-23)
img Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Sky Fighter (ddr-densho-234-23)
Caption on front: "SKY FIGHTER; J. Kubuki up. SHERRY FLIP 2nd. DIAMOND BAY 3rd. Eureka, Calif. Sept. 25, 1941; 1 mi. Time 1:42:2; C.E. Brown Jr. Owner & Trainer."
Joe Kobuki on winning mount, My Mint (ddr-densho-234-6)
img Joe Kobuki on winning mount, My Mint (ddr-densho-234-6)
Caption on front: "MY MINT; J. Kubuki up. ROSETA V. 2nd. KRIEGSMANN 3rd. Eureka, Calif. Sept. 25, 1941; 6 Fur. Time 1:14:4; C.E. Brown Jr. Owner & Trainer."
Tomato Festival in Niland, California (ddr-densho-242-2)
img Tomato Festival in Niland, California (ddr-densho-242-2)
Caption by Ike Hatchimonji:: "Kumezo Hatchimonji probably 1954, Niland, California, Tomato Festival, shown with local youngster. Kumezo was owner of Valley Seed Co. in Niland."
Portrait of Japanese American nurse (ddr-densho-242-15)
img Portrait of Japanese American nurse (ddr-densho-242-15)
Caption by Ike Hatchimonji: "Sachi Komuro - probably 1939. Graduated from St. Luke's Hospital, San Francisco, CA. She was our aunt and step sister to Nobue. Went on as a career nurse in Honolulu, HI."
Signed headshot of actor Sessue Hayakawa (ddr-densho-242-33)
img Signed headshot of actor Sessue Hayakawa (ddr-densho-242-33)
Inscription on front: "To K. Hatchimonji with sincere regards Sessue Hayakawa." Caption by Ike Hatchimonji: "Sessue Hayakawa, Hollywood film actor. No other information available."
Construction site (ddr-densho-258-55)
img Construction site (ddr-densho-258-55)
Overview of damsite. Caption on left: "Later stage of the Dam."
Excavation pit (ddr-densho-258-41)
img Excavation pit (ddr-densho-258-41)
Excavation site with crane. Caption on right: "The Dixie Pit all the dirt used to build the dam is conveyed from here to the Dam, which is about one mile and quarter."
Excavator crane (ddr-densho-258-39)
img Excavator crane (ddr-densho-258-39)
Wide shot of a construction site (probably Anderson Dam) with a crane and a few vehicles. Caption on left: "The 'Monigan' can pick up 12 yards at a time."
Construction site (ddr-densho-258-47)
img Construction site (ddr-densho-258-47)
Overlooking construction site. Caption on right: "Dixie Pit and the Pendulum."
Construction site at night (ddr-densho-258-49)
img Construction site at night (ddr-densho-258-49)
Construction site lit up by industrial lights. Caption on left: "Night view of the Dam."
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