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A Mixed Reception: Japanese Americans Return to Oregon


Former Hood River County Clerk Ken Shoemaker claimed that Japanese Americans were conspiring to squeeze out white farmers and orchardists in the Hood River Valley.

Former Hood River County Clerk Ken Shoemaker claimed that Japanese Americans were conspiring to squeeze out white farmers and orchardists in the Hood River Valley. He used the Josephine Pond property as an example. (Folder 22, Box 34, Defense Council Records, OSA)

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