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CIVIC THURSDAY MEETING - Bruce Quan - "Bitter Roots" Five generations of a Chinese American Family in America
Title: "Bitter Roots" Five generations of a Chinese American Family in America Brief
Bruce Quan's family has been rooted in Oakland since 1905 when his great great grandfather founded the Pacific Coast Cannery in west Oakland in 1905. It was the largest employer in Oakland by 1910. The family originally arrived in America in 1850 but moved to Oakland after the 1906 earthquake. The speaker will share some history of Oakland from the perspective of his family.