Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Sanctuary for a century

Japanese faithful have been attending Wintersburg Presbyterian Church since 1904, when it was founded as a mission.
By GREG HARDESTY / The Orange County Register Published: May 5, 2006

SANTA ANA - God and farming.

The black-and-white photograph captures the lives of many of the 600 or so Japanese immigrants living in Orange County in 1910.
In the picture, about 50 men in suits and four women in dresses stand in front of a tiny chapel that cost $675.85 to build on a plot donated by a goldfish farmer in Huntington Beach. One woman holds a baby.  Trees loom over the 18-by-40-foot chapel that was partially paid for by men who earned meager wages in the celery fields.

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