Mission's Japanese Remembered
Mission's first Japanese pioneers - Issei - are commemorated through the naming of streets after them. This week you can find out about Fujino Street - named after the first Japanese family to settle in the community by reading Street Stories
Sueno Ikeda, Japanese pioneer Kumikichi Fujino's daughter, recalled at a Mission Japanese Reunion in 1984: In those pioneer days as related to me by my mother, Japanese women were a novelty. On hearing that a Japanese women was in the area, men packed their lunch and came from miles around to look at this rare spectacle. In this day and age, a situation like this is hard to comprehend. READ MORE
Unique Program to Preserve Archives
Established in 2000 by Archivist Val Billesberger, the School Archives Program (SAP) is a unique partnership with Mission School District which encourages students and educational staff to become involved in the preservation of their local documentary heritage. READ MORE
about some of the records acquired through the program this year...
You can find out the fascinating story behind the names of local streets by reading our Street Stories
MISSION'S NOTABLE WOMEN...
about the remarkable lives of women whose records have been acquired by the archives through the Paths & Pathfinders: Women of Mission Program.
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