|Name(s):||Tanaka, Michiko, donor|
|Type of Resource:||still image|
|Abstract/Description:||Image shows half-length portrait of Nakajiro Miki, farmer on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, wearing a suit in an outdoor setting. Image is a partial page of photo album.|
Library has digital image only, courtesy of Michiko Tanaka.
Nakajiro Miki first came to the Palos Verdes Peninsula circa 1917 and farmed there with his family until his death in 1939. When the Miki's farm, located near present-day Rosita Place in Palos Verdes Estates, was needed for development, the family was forced to relocate to Ranch 41 in Lunada Bay, just above Palos Verdes Drive West. The family farmed 200 acres of vegetables and flowers which the Miki children sold along Palos Verdes Drive West. Nakajiro died from influenza on Jan. 28, 1939, and the family continued to farm the ranch until the break out of WWII. Like many other Peninsula families, Asa and her family moved to Strathmore, CA. The family however, was later interned at Poston, Arizona.When the war ended, Asa, and perhaps other family members, moved to West Jordan, Utah. In 1953, Asa returned to Los Angeles and in 1962 moved to Gardena, where she lived until her death on March 15, 1962. The following family members have been identified in the 40 Families Photograph: Nakajiro (68), Tomiko (73), Ryoko (164) and Michiko (165).
Miki, Nakajiro (1879-1939)
|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.|