Pre-War Nikkei in Oregon
The Issei worked in many types of jobs and businesses in their adopted communities in North America: laborers, farmers, importers, laundries, merchants, etc. They were often very successful businesspeople, and their forced removal during World War II had a devastating economic impact.

This collection of photos represents just some of the businesses, ativities, and communities in Oregon from the first four decades of the 20th century.
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