Mr. Peckham

Mr. Peckham (HM186I)

Location: San Jose, CA 95112 Santa Clara County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 20.943', W 121° 53.672'

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Because of the Alien Land Laws in California, Mr. Peckham held land in his name for those of Japanese, Chinese, Filipino and other Asian ancestries ... until the oldest native born child in the family turned 21. He would then transfer the land to that child ...

There were many times when my dad would come home with vegetables given to him by his insurance customers and it was too much for just our family and so my mother or he would "bag" the vegetables and I would jump on my bicycle with beans or tomatoes or nappa or whatever and bike it to the Peckham home.

I will be eternally grateful for the stands that Mr. Peckham took because he was berated as a "J__ lover" in the 1930s, 40s and even 50s.

Norman Y. Mineta
HM NumberHM186I
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Date Added Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 11:59am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 597910 N 4134167
Decimal Degrees37.34905000, -121.89453333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 20.943', W 121° 53.672'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 20' 56.58" N, 121° 53' 40.32" W
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Area Code(s)408, 209, 415, 650, 916
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 601-605 N 5th St, San Jose CA 95112, US
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