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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.
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People Japanese American Yutaro Uyeda Naka Uyeda Toshiko Uyeda (Sakatani) Mary Uyeda (Sakatani) Uyeda Family