Michiko Miki Redondo Union High School, CA graduation photo
|Title:||Michiko Miki Redondo Union High School, CA graduation photo.|
|Name(s):||Tanaka, Michiko, donor|
|Type of Resource:||still image|
|Other Date:||ca 1935|
|Abstract/Description:||Image shows bust portrait view of Michiko Miki wearing a graduation cap and gown. Image is a partial page of photo album.|
Library has digital image only, courtesy of Michiko Tanaka.
Michiko Miki was born to Nakajiro Miki(1879-1939) and Asa Miki(1885-1962) in Redondo Beach, California in 1919. She had five sisters,Nobuko, Tomiko, Ryoko, Yaeko, and Yuriko. Nobuko died Dec. 2, 1918. In 1917 the family moved to a farm near what is now Rosita St. in Palos Verdes Estates. The children attended Central School in Redondo Beach and later when it opened, Malaga Cove School. Nakajiro transported the children from the west side of the peninsula to school in his truck. In 1926 the Palos Verdes Project began and the Miki family was forced to move to Ranch 41 in Lunada Bay above Palos Verdes Dr. West. There they farmed 200 acres of vegetables and flowers which the girls sold along Palos Verdes Dr. West. Nakajiro died from influenza on Jan. 28, 1939 and is buried in Evergreen Cemetery. The women continued to farm the ranch until the war broke out. They then moved to Strathmore, along with many other Peninsula families. However, they were soon interned at Poston, AZ. When the war ended, Asa, and perhaps other family members, moved to West Jordan, UT. In 1953 she returned to Los Angeles and in 1962 moved to Gardena, where she lived until her death on Mar. 15, 1962.
Miki, Michiko (1919-2011)
Japanese American women
|Held by:||Palos Verdes Library District, Peninsula Center Library.|
|Location:||Local History Center|
|Restrictions on Access:||Electronically digitized by the Palos Verdes Library District as part of the 40 Families Project. Copyright status must be investigated before publishing or commercial use. To obtain permission and images for publication purposes please contact the Palos Verdes Library District.|