Contributions to the Texas Rice Industry bySeito Saibara (1861-1939), former president of Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan, and first Christian member of the Japanese Diet (Parliament). Arrived in the United States in 1901 to study theology, and with the desire to establish a Japanese colony in America. Saibara came to Texas in August 1903 at the invitation of the Houston Chamber of Commerce to advise farmers on the cultivation of rice, which was emerging as a major cash crop. He decided rice farming was the ideal business for a colony, leased this tract of land (which he later purchased), and sent for his family.
|Placed By||Texas Historical Commission|
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|Date Added||Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 12:45am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15R E 294991 N 3269600|
|Decimal Degrees||29.53926667, -95.11563333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 29° 32.356', W 95° 6.938'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||29° 32' 21.36" N, 95° 6' 56.28" W|
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|Area Code(s)||281, 713, 832|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 300-338 E NASA Pkwy, Webster TX 77598, US|
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