BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20090815T000000Z DTEND:20091104T000000Z DESCRIPTION:The World Beat Gallery exhibit\, Japanese Voices from the North west\, tells the tale of a small\, vibrant Japanese American community tha t once thrived in the Lake Labish area of Salem\, off present-day Portland Road. Members of this community were drawn to the area by landowner-legis lators M.L. Jones and his son Ronald\, and Japanese immigrant farmer\, Roy Kinzaburo Fukuda\, who saw the potential of the rich dark &rdquo\;beaver dam&rdquo\; land. In its prime\, Lake Labish was one of the most famous\, prolific agricultural areas in the country.&nbsp\;\n\nSource:&nbsp\;<a hre f="">http://www.sal</a> SUMMARY:Japanese Voices from the Northwest URL:/en/events/2009/08/15/japanese-voices-from-the-northwest/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR