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History of Japanese settlement in the Platte River Valley.
In the early 1900’s, when railroad building ended in the Panhandle Region, many young Japanese laborers settled in the Platte River Valley. Today, names like Sakurada, Hara, Sato, Kuroki are still common in communities throughout our state. We asked Sandra Reddish, Executive Director of the Legacy of the Plains Museum in Gering, to write an essay based on her decade of research on Nebraska’s Japanese settlement history.
Producer: Kay Hall