The Filipino Community

The Filipino Community (HM119Y)

Location: Monterey, CA 93940 Monterey County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 37.021', W 121° 54.098'

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Historic Cannery Row

Filipinos were attracted in large numbers to California after the 1924 Immigration Act excluded Japanese, who had been the major part of the state's agricultural labor force. By 1930, as many as 35,000 Pinoys - young, single, male Filipino laborers - were working in California's fields, hotels, restaurants and private homes. During World War II, a number of Filipinos from the island of Luzon, north of Manila, worked in the canneries and reductions plants.

When Filipino laborers weren't operating screw-cookers, rotary kilns or grinders, they might be found playing cards with friends or socializing in one of the Monterey Chinatown flower-dancing clubs. The Salinas-based newspaper Philppines Mail reported on the life in the large Filipino community.
HM NumberHM119Y
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Date Added Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 5:54am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 598218 N 4052949
Decimal Degrees36.61701667, -121.90163333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 37.021', W 121° 54.098'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 37' 1.26" N, 121° 54' 5.88" W
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Area Code(s)408, 831
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5800 Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail, Monterey CA 93940, US
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