Tom I. Mine Interview Segment 1

Born in Watsonville, California (ddr-densho-1015-4-1) - 00:03:11
Parents' family background (ddr-densho-1015-4-2) - 00:02:28
Playing baseball with a traveling team as a youth (ddr-densho-1015-4-3) - 00:05:40
Description of standout baseball players in the community (ddr-densho-1015-4-4) - 00:07:32
Involvement in many different sports (ddr-densho-1015-4-5) - 00:02:15
Description of siblings (ddr-densho-1015-4-6) - 00:03:15
Parents' values (ddr-densho-1015-4-7) - 00:01:50
Excelling in school (ddr-densho-1015-4-8) - 00:04:54
Japanese community events (ddr-densho-1015-4-9) - 00:03:50
Participating in church activities and social functions (ddr-densho-1015-4-10) - 00:02:35
Running a farm while still in high school (ddr-densho-1015-4-11) - 00:02:57
Farming full-time after graduating from high school (ddr-densho-1015-4-12) - 00:02:34
The advantages of working with a produce firm (ddr-densho-1015-4-13) - 00:06:03
Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor while on a road trip (ddr-densho-1015-4-14) - 00:02:56
Father's arrest by the FBI: feeling stunned (ddr-densho-1015-4-15) - 00:02:57
Preparing for mass removal with the help of a local attorney (ddr-densho-1015-4-16) - 00:02:40
Leaving farm in the care of a non-Japanese neighbor (ddr-densho-1015-4-17) - 00:04:03
Community group initially considers "voluntary evacuation" (ddr-densho-1015-4-18) - 00:05:07
Memories of the Salinas Assembly Center (ddr-densho-1015-4-19) - 00:03:59
Adjusting to life in Poston concentration camp (ddr-densho-1015-4-20) - 00:02:33
Creating a golf course in camp (ddr-densho-1015-4-21) - 00:03:52
Observing the impact of the so-called "loyalty questionnaire" (ddr-densho-1015-4-22) - 00:02:39
Returning to farm in Watsonville (ddr-densho-1015-4-23) - 00:04:19
Reuniting with father (ddr-densho-1015-4-24) - 00:00:58
Agricultural strategy post-World War II (ddr-densho-1015-4-25) - 00:03:36
Expanding farm in postwar years (ddr-densho-1015-4-26) - 00:02:15
Meeting future wife in camp, having children (ddr-densho-1015-4-27) - 00:03:14
Parents' postwar life (ddr-densho-1015-4-28) - 00:01:20
Looking back on life: feeling fortunate (ddr-densho-1015-4-29) - 00:01:31
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Born in Watsonville, California

00:03:11 — Segment 1 of 29

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July 28, 2008

Watsonville - Santa Cruz JACL Collection

Watsonville - Santa Cruz JACL Collection


Tom I. Mine

Tom I. Mine Interview

01:37:03 — 29 segments

July 28, 2008

Watsonville, California

Nisei male. Born in Watsonville, California, on March 14, 1918. Grew up in Watsonville before being removed to the Salinas Assembly Center, California, and Poston concentration camp, Arizona, during World War II. After the war, returned to Watsonville, establishing a successful farming operation.

Tom Ikeda, interviewer; Dana Hoshide, videographer

Watsonville - Santa Cruz JACL Collection