Isomura, Ken oral history interviews

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Date created: 
2014-02-16
Keywords: 
Japanese Canadians
internment
forest industry
lumber milling
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Ken Isomura is a retired logger and millworker who was active in the New Westminster community and in the IWA. He was raised in Revelstoke as a result of his family’s internment during World War II. After graduating high school, he worked in the woods for 8 or 9 years, but then made the decision to move to the Lower Mainland in 1969, and he ended up getting a job at a Macmillan Bloedel mill in Queensborough. He worked there until the mill closed in 1988. The major themes of this interview are the causes of the decline in forestry industry and millwork along the Fraser River, and its effects of the region’s economy and culture.The interview was conducted in conjunction with History 451: Oral History Practicum taught at Simon Fraser University in Spring 2014

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English
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