Shiosaki Family Arrives in Spokane

By Patricia Bayonne-Johnson

Kisaburo Shiosaki

Railroad and mine companies in the West had a severe shortage of laborers in the 1880s and 1890s so they reached across the Pacific to Japan to solve their problem. Thousands of healthy, strong, young Japanese laborers were recruited.  Kisaburo Shiosaki was of the laborers who came to America and eventually ended up in Spokane.

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