Oral History Interview with George Miyao
Nisei male, born on January 4, 1914 in the Florin area to a farm family growing strawberries and grapes. In 1942 when George was twenty-eight, his family was evacuated to Jerome and Rohwer, Arkansas, then to Amache, Colorado. The Florin Fruit Growers Association oversaw the farm in the Miyaoï¿½s absence but the family received no money from farm proceeds. George left the family in camp to work in a defense plant in Chicago where he observed discrimination against black people and describes racism against Japanese in Sacramento and Florin. Resettlement in Florin about 1945 was a harrowing experience as George describes complications of housekeeping, cooking, transportation, funds, etc. He sold the farm in 1952 and became a gardener.
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