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Louie Watanabe Interview (ddr-densho-1010-1)
vh Louie Watanabe Interview (ddr-densho-1010-1)
Nisei male. Born August 22, 1925, in Walnut Grove, California. Grew up in Walnut Grove, where parents owned and operated a restaurant and rooming house. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to the Merced Assembly Center, California, and Granada concentration camp, Colorado. Left camp for Chicago, Illinois, and worked in various places, including Colorado Springs …
Louie Watanabe Interview Segment 1 (ddr-densho-1010-1-1)
vh Louie Watanabe Interview Segment 1 (ddr-densho-1010-1-1)
Born in Walnut Grove; receiving an American name

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.

Louie Watanabe Interview Segment 2 (ddr-densho-1010-1-2)
vh Louie Watanabe Interview Segment 2 (ddr-densho-1010-1-2)
Parents' family background

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Louie Watanabe Interview Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1010-1-3)
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Parents' establishment of Mary's Restaurant

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Louie Watanabe Interview Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1010-1-4)
vh Louie Watanabe Interview Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1010-1-4)
Description of family's restaurant and rooming house

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Louie Watanabe Interview Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1010-1-5)
vh Louie Watanabe Interview Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1010-1-5)
Description of parents

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Louie Watanabe Interview Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1010-1-6)
vh Louie Watanabe Interview Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1010-1-6)
Memories of the community bathhouse

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Louie Watanabe Interview Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1010-1-7)
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Going to a Japanese-owned grocery store

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Louie Watanabe Interview Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1010-1-8)
vh Louie Watanabe Interview Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1010-1-8)
Observing the customers at family's boarding house

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Louie Watanabe Interview Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1010-1-9)
vh Louie Watanabe Interview Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1010-1-9)
Remembering several fires in the neighboring Chinatown

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Louie Watanabe Interview Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1010-1-10)
vh Louie Watanabe Interview Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1010-1-10)
White and Asian neighborhoods separated by river

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Louie Watanabe Interview Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1010-1-11)
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Prewar Japanese in Walnut Grove allowed to own property, but not land

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Louie Watanabe Interview Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1010-1-12)
vh Louie Watanabe Interview Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1010-1-12)
Trying to fight landownership restrictions through formation of a Japanese Association

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Louie Watanabe Interview Segment 13 (ddr-densho-1010-1-13)
vh Louie Watanabe Interview Segment 13 (ddr-densho-1010-1-13)
Little interaction between ethnic groups

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Louie Watanabe Interview Segment 14 (ddr-densho-1010-1-14)
vh Louie Watanabe Interview Segment 14 (ddr-densho-1010-1-14)
Attending a segregated elementary school

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Louie Watanabe Interview Segment 15 (ddr-densho-1010-1-15)
vh Louie Watanabe Interview Segment 15 (ddr-densho-1010-1-15)
Going to Japanese language school

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Louie Watanabe Interview Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1010-1-16)
vh Louie Watanabe Interview Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1010-1-16)
Recreational activities: learning how to swim in the Sacramento River

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Louie Watanabe Interview Segment 17 (ddr-densho-1010-1-17)
vh Louie Watanabe Interview Segment 17 (ddr-densho-1010-1-17)
Organized sports

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Louie Watanabe Interview Segment 18 (ddr-densho-1010-1-18)
vh Louie Watanabe Interview Segment 18 (ddr-densho-1010-1-18)
Underground activities in the community

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Louie Watanabe Interview Segment 19 (ddr-densho-1010-1-19)
vh Louie Watanabe Interview Segment 19 (ddr-densho-1010-1-19)
Memories of large Japanese community picnics

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Louie Watanabe Interview Segment 20 (ddr-densho-1010-1-20)
vh Louie Watanabe Interview Segment 20 (ddr-densho-1010-1-20)
Church-sponsored sports teams

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Louie Watanabe Interview Segment 21 (ddr-densho-1010-1-21)
vh Louie Watanabe Interview Segment 21 (ddr-densho-1010-1-21)
The importance of New Year's celebrations

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Louie Watanabe Interview Segment 22 (ddr-densho-1010-1-22)
vh Louie Watanabe Interview Segment 22 (ddr-densho-1010-1-22)
Watching Japanese movies in the community theater

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Louie Watanabe Interview Segment 23 (ddr-densho-1010-1-23)
vh Louie Watanabe Interview Segment 23 (ddr-densho-1010-1-23)
A dangerous game of hide and seek as a young person

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Louie Watanabe Interview Segment 24 (ddr-densho-1010-1-24)
vh Louie Watanabe Interview Segment 24 (ddr-densho-1010-1-24)
The closeness of the Japanese American community

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