Full title:Thirty-seven fertile and neatly farmed acres in the shadow of towering mesas a few miles from Grand Junction, Colorado, have been purchased by Meikichi Yoshinaga, elderly Issei, as a profitable haven for himself and his wife. Yoshinaga and his wife relocated from the Granada, Colorado, relocation center in March, 1944, and took up their new abode in a pleasant frame house on the farmstead. As an initial venture, Yoshinaga planted the entire 37-acres tract in onions. When the price of onions dropped, he decided to harvest only two tons of the crop and let the remainder go to seed. The local county agent estimated that in 1945 Yoshinaga would realize a yield of from 400 to 500 pounds of seed per acre, with an opportunity of selling the seed at $1.60 a pound. The possible maximum yield, the county agent said, was 800 pounds an acre, and the minimum 200 pounds. In any case, Yoshinaga seemed likely to make an excellent profit. The Yoshinagas have been readily accepted in the Grand Junction community, on the western slope of Colorado not far from the Utah boundary. Sentiment in the area is good and steadily improving. Their only child, Mitsuye, is in New York City. She recently wrote her parents that she was enjoying New York immensely. The Yoshinagas' acres are seen here under a light covering of snow. Mrs. Yoshinaga is seen feeding the laying hens which supply their own needs.<lb /> Photographer: Mace, Charles E.<lb /> Grand Junction, Colorado. Part of: War Relocation Authority Photographs of Japanese-American Evacuation and Resettlement
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