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Interview with Sam Uyehara

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dc.coverage.spatial Pauoa, Oahu 2013-09-05T20:52:16Z 2015-03-25T23:05:17Z 2013-09-05T20:52:16Z 2015-03-25T23:05:17Z 1986
dc.description The proprietor of Smile Cafe talks about his childhood and schooling in Pepeekeo and Papaikou on the Big Island; father's kompang (group sugar cultivation) contract; chores and summer work; Maukaloa home and neighbors; plantation baseball; Pepeekeo Plantation carpentry work; move to Honolulu; construction work; Makanoe Lane home leased from Magoon; and surrounding neighborhood. He also discusses the opening of Smile Cafe on former Aloha Park land; lease and later purchase of land; remodeling; employees and customers; menu and suppliers; post-Prohibition bar; Quarterback Club; December 7, 1941; wartime customer boom of defense workers and soldiers; Japanese and Okinawan internees; post-war Ford Island cafeteria; 1947 government condemnation of land; move to Kapiolani Boulevard; AJA (Americans of Japanese Ancestry) baseball league; and cafe closing and retirement in 1962.
dc.description sugar plantation worker, carpenter, construction worker, restaurant owner; Okinawan; male
dc.description Interview conducted in English.
dc.description.sponsorship State
dc.format.extent 3 hr, 7 min
dc.format.extent 56 pages
dc.language eng
dc.relation.ispartof DU629 .W44 W3 1988
dc.relation.ispartofseries Waikiki, 1910 - 1985: Oral Histories
dc.subject Family Life
dc.subject Hotels and Restaurants
dc.subject Land and Ownership
dc.subject Plantation Life
dc.subject Sports
dc.title Interview with Sam Uyehara
dc.type Interview
dc.type.dcmi Text
dc.contributor.interviewer Nishimoto, Warren
dc.contributor.interviewee Uyehara, Sam
dc.source.local 13-67-1-86, 13-68-2-86, 13-69-3-86
dc.format.digitalorigin Reformatted digital
Appears in Collections: Waikiki, 1910–1985: Oral Histories

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