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OC history: Japanese-American site makes ‘Most Endangered’ list

Huntington Beach is known as “Surf City, USA.” But preservationists say it’s also home to a vital piece of Japanese-American history — a rare, intact settlement that captures immigrant life through the twentieth century.

The National Trust for Historic Preservation has put the property of Japanese goldfish farmer Charles Furuta on a list of the country’s 11 most endangered historic places. The site, located in an area once known as Wintersburg Village, is the only West Coast location, and represents Orange County’s first-ever appearance on the list.

"We really feel that (the property) is absolutely unique," said Kevin Sanada of the L.A. office of the preservation trust. "It captures multiple generations of Japanese-American history in the West, basically from the immigration of the late 19th century all the way to the return from incarceration at the internment camps of World War II."

But after standing for more than a century, the Wintersburg home faces demolition. Its current owner, the waste management company Rainbow Environmental Services, wants to sell and has gotten city approval to raze the land before listing the property.

Sanada said the trust knew it needed to include the home on this year’s list.

"We very much are racing the clock," Sanada said.

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he was my boyfriend in the 1960’s. im immortal

that´s marlon brando 

And this is Brando.

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It depresses me that people didn’t know who this was.

Fun fact:  this is the same guy who got pretty pissed at one of his directors and retaliated by refusing to ever wear pants on set, so the director had to work around only filming him from the waist up.

He was also active during the civil rights movement, to the point where he was even at the March on Washington 

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(That’s him with activist/author James Baldwin)

He sent a native american woman in his place at the oscars to accept his award because he was angry about the treatment of native americans in this country and in the industry. 

Oh and he was also allegedly bi sexual 

there’s no alleged…he was bisexual. James B also wanted the D.