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AGRICULTURAL MAPPING PROJECT OF JAPANESE AND JAPANESE AMERICAN FARMERS IN THE STATE OF COLORADO, 1900 - 1970 

 

In 2008, the Colorado Agricultural Mapping Project gathered information about early Japanese immigrants who farmed throughout the state of Colorado.  A large map of these agricultural communities from the early 1900’s to present, is currently on display in the JARCC office.

Because of its historical nature, this project remains open.

For more information, to provide new materials and info, or to see the exhibit, please contact Carolyn Takeshita at info@jarcc-denver.org.

EXHIBIT INTRODUCTION:

AGRICULTURE/FARMING COMMUNITIES – COLORADO

As early as the late 1800s, many Japanese immigrants came to Colorado and established farms and contributed to the agricultural development of the state of Colorado.  These Japanese farmers created small communities, raised their families, and worked to fulfill their dreams.  The Japanese American Resource Center would like to pay tribute to those in the farming communities by mapping the names of these families.  The San Luis Valley is the first agriculture/farming mapping project and with the help of the descendants in other farming communities, the Japanese American Resource Center of Colorado’s plan is to expand the map throughout the state. Our goal is to preserve our history by re-creating the presence of our agricultural communities.

If you would like to visit the Agricultural Mapping Project Exhibit, please schedule an appointment using the form below.

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