The Leonard Store

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Yamada Collection

The Leonard Store was an important business in the White River Valley. Leonard introduced modern conveniences such as post office boxes and phones to the community. He also catered to the local Nikkei and imported various goods from Japan. Matahichi Iseri, a prominent Issei, worked for Leonard who promised to make him a partner in the business. Unfortunately, Leonard died in an accident in 1923, and the business closed.



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Courtesy of the Yamada Family Collection

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