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After the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, more than 100,000 Japanese Americans were sent to internment camps. At the same time, farms such as the one owned by Charles Franklin Seabrook were in need of help, and an arrangement allowed them to leave the camps and work as seasonal farm employees. After the internment camps were shut down many workers chose to stay on at Seabrook Farms, where prefabricated homes and a Buddhist temple were built.
Migrant workers from the South, Estonian immigrants and German prisoners of war also were employed by Seabrook Farms Co., which went on to become one of the world's largest producers of packaged frozen fruits and vegetables.
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