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

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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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What america did to these people with respect to Manzanar and the other relocation camps is a shame.... I recently went to Manzanar and met a woman that spent the first part of her life there. She was the last of her siblings to be born outside of the " camp "
The Japanese are probably the most respectable and honorable people that I have ever met!


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