Title: "90 Pct. of Jap Farms Occupied," Seattle Times, 5/17/1942, (ddr-densho-56-799)
Densho ID: ddr-densho-56-799


More than 90 per cent of farm land in King and Pierce Counties formerly operated by Japanese has been transferred to other operators, the Wartime Civil Control Administration said yesterday.

The W.C.C.A. said 9,821 of 10,553 acres had been transferred.

H.A. McCarrie, regional representative of the W.C.C.A., said most of the farms still available are small tracts near Seattle or Auburn.

Nearly $700,000 has been loaned by the W.C.C.A. to substitute operators on the former Japanese farms in Washington, McCarrie said. Loans in King County numbered 57 and totaled $142,869, while 44 loans were made in Pierce County, totaling $132,000. In addition, numerous loans were made by private loan agencies and other government credit sources.