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Researcher: Maria Elizabeth Embry

                  Hamlin Ct

                  Antioch California


Excerpt  (My apologies, I have to find the source for this, I have misplaced the rest of my notes-M.E. Embry)


The Stedman-Thomas Historic District, Ketchikan, Alaska, fishing industry  early 1900s to the 1940s. social segregation compelled…,Filipinos & other minority groups to reside in Indian Town.…As laws restricted Japanese and Chinese immigration to the United States in the 1920s, more Filipinos were enlisted to work in the Alaska canneries. Ketchikan had one of the earliest permanent Filipino communities in Alaska. Those Filipinos who did not live in bunkhouses at the canneries generally lived in the Stedman-Thomas Historic District. Many Filipinos resided in group homes, and individuals who had established themselves in Ketchikan often acted as sponsors for new arrivals until they had the means to find their own living quarters. The building at 337-339 Stedman housed a Filipino Social Club, which later became the Filipino Community Club in 1938. This organization, formed by district residents, is touted as the first Filipino community club in Alaska… Today, the Stedman-Thomas Historic District is a heavily visited tourist site.


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