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Lost L.A.: Short life of a Japanese village

April 3, 2011 |  7:00 am

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The 1925 photo shows Terminal Island, near the port of Los Angeles. For immigrant families, the single-story, red-shingled bungalows were efficient and affordable. Front porches looked onto goldfish ponds and picket-fence gardens. Streets were named Tuna, Mackerel and Sardine, a nod to the Japanese fishermen who made their homes here.

Sam Watters has the story on the bungalows -- and their ultimate fate -- in his Lost L.A. column on the Japanese village on Terminal Island.

Photo: From the Los Angeles Public Library

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