Japantowns

Japantowns (HMZHT)

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

N 37° 20.89', W 121° 53.633'

  • 0 likes
  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
  • 99 views
Inscription
From the late 1800s, Japantowns began to emerge in California's port towns and agricultural areas where Japanese immigrants helped build the state's economy through fishing, farming and other businesses. By the 1930s, as many as forty Japan towns existed throughout the state. The forced evacuation of Japanese Americans during World War II, and later urban renewal in the 1960s and 1970s, greatly impacted the fate of these unique historic districts. This common landmark resides in three of the remaining Japantowns in San Francisco, San Jose, and Los Angeles. It pays tribute to the contributions of Californians of Japanese Ancestry and is dedicated to Japantowns that today exist only in memories.
Details
HM NumberHMZHT
Tags
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 3:36pm PDT -07:00
Pictures
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 597968 N 4134070
Decimal Degrees37.34816667, -121.89388333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 20.89', W 121° 53.633'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 20' 53.40" N, 121° 53' 37.98" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)408, 209, 415, 650, 916
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 571 N 5th St, San Jose CA 95112, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. Is this marker part of a series?
  2. What historical period does the marker represent?
  3. What historical place does the marker represent?
  4. What type of marker is it?
  5. What class is the marker?
  6. What style is the marker?
  7. Does the marker have a number?
  8. What year was the marker erected?
  9. Who or what organization placed the marker?
  10. This marker needs at least one picture.
  11. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  12. Is the marker in the median?