Mitsutaro Kobayashi, left, arrived in the Clear Lake area around 1906 and initially worked for local settler and agriculturist Seito Saibara. He eventually bought land and planted vegetables and Satsuma oranges. Much of the Kobayashi farm land was sold to developers and is now retail/commercial buildings.
Clear Lake Heritage Society Book Records, #2011-0003, University of Houston-Clear Lake Archives
Bay Area Museum
“Mitsutaro Kobayashi,” University of Houston-Clear Lake Archives Exhibits, accessed October 22, 2021, https://uhclarchives.omeka.net/items/show/114.