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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…


Seito Saibara was an agriculturist, lawyer, university president, and member of the Japanese Parliament. Saibara arrived in Hartford Connecticut in 1901 to study theology and teach the Japanese about Christianity but in 1903, the Houston Chamber of…


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