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Title
Yutaro and Naka Uyeda with daughters
Date Created and/or Issued
1930s
Contributing Institution
Monrovia Public Library
Collection
Monrovia Legacy Project
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Description
Yutaro (1877 Fukuoka -1949) settled in Monrovia possibly near 1907. His picture bride, Naka Shinohara (1889-1988) of Kumamoto came to U.S. in 1919. The family grew strawberries and other fruit mostly between Mayflower and Magnolia, on Huntington Drive. They hired a lot of neighboring Mexican farm hands. Naka preferred Mexicans to Japanese laborers from LA as the neighbors could go home for lunch and rest. Uyeda had a good reputation with the workers as he planted chilis, bought sweet rolls, and made beer to share. Yutaro was considered Monrovia's Strawberry King.
Type
image
Identifier
DDD03BCF-3DD8-4902-9E38-922395962550
Sl 12
Subject
People
Japanese American
Yutaro Uyeda
Naka Uyeda
Toshiko Uyeda (Sakatani)
Mary Uyeda (Sakatani)
Uyeda Family

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