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Robin Chapman In Conversation with Naomi Shibata

Robin Chapman In Conversation with Naomi Shibata


Thursday, March 20, 2025

1431 Waverley Street
Palo Alto, CA 94301 United States

Join fellow Gamble Garden Members as journalist and historian, Robin Chapman, moderates programs with a focus on local history, especially with connections to the Gamble Family and Gamble Garden.

On Thursday, March 20, 2025, author, speaker, and historian Naomi Shibata brings to light how the Domoto family was pivotal in 19th & 20th century Oakland/San Francisco as growers. In the 1930’s, Toichi Domoto provided plants, including camellias, to Elizabeth Gamble. Earlier, both before and after the 1906 Earthquake, his father, with other Japanese growers, established the first and eventual flower mart in San Francisco. This was quite an accomplishment for immigrants!

This is a Gamble Member Event. Registration lists are checked with member lists. You may be asked to confirm your membership in a follow up email.

Members are encouraged to invite a friend to the presentation.

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