Remembering Lodi’s Japanese Pioneers

You are invited to join the Lodi Historical Society for dedication of a plaque commemorating the Hinode Building-Miyajima Store and Hotel, 4 North Main Street, on Saturday, August 11, 2012, at 11 a.m.

Mary Masui poses with husband and others at Lodi’s Hinode Store, ca. 1890.

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San Joaquin County’s “Italian Windmills”

Museums are like icebergs—only a small portion of most museums' collections are visible to the public. The bulk remains "underwater," stored for future exhibits and preserved for the benefit of future generations. And sometimes fascinating artifacts are visible, but under-appreciated.

Davis-type windmill adapted for domestic use, D. M. Drais farm, Farmington, Calif.

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San Joaquin County’s Japanese-American Soldiers

Do you remember the following men? Stanley Iichiki, Robert T. Kishi, Seichi Nakamoto, Dick Z. Masuda, and Akira Otsubo, of Stockton; Kay K. Masaoka of Lodi; George Nakamura of Acampo; Ko Tanaka of Lodi; and Minoru Yoshida of Linden.1 They left San Joaquin County as young men and never returned. Their graves can be found in . . . → Read More: San Joaquin County’s Japanese-American Soldiers