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An article on Ken Kitasako in the Santa Maria Times.

Historical information, providing background of community before war from 1909.

Barbara Finn's Uncle Butch played on the team. Setsuo Aratani was a baseball fan so created his own team.

Setsuo and Yoshiko Aratani and their son, George. George Aratani became an importer-exporter and a philanthropist. Ken Kitasako was very close with the Aratani family. Ken worked from Aratani family in high school as a summer job. Ken gradauted from…

Dolls of emperor and their court. Two sets of dolls were given by Aratani family and the Tomooka family. These families represented 2 of the 3 growers in Guadalupe (other family is the Minami family). The dolls survived the war because someone cared…

All men on the baseball team were from Guadalupe. On the backside, photograph is signed from James Tomooka to Barbara Finn's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Kitasako.


Career information on Dr. Wat Sutow.

Two letters written for issei C. M. Otoy and Yojiro Oishi by Ken Kitasako, an American-born nisei. Ken Kitasako was in camp when he wrote these letters to the Assistant to the Attorney General, testifying to their character.

Handwritten notes from Barbara Finn. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Japanese Americans were subject to a curfew. Farmers had to arrange traveling to Santa Barbara, California after curfew. Annotated by Barbara in 2005.

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