The Picture Bride’s Garden

The area around what is now Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site was once home to many. Home as in not simply a place to live and work, but as in a place to grow and raise a family, a place to be part of a community, a place to experience not only inevitable hardship, but also beauty. People came from far away places to make Steveston their new home, in the hopes of having a happier and more prosperous life. The Murakami family’s story stands out among these both for their human interest and for the legacies they left for others to witness. As visitors wander through the Murakami house, garden and boatworks today they continue to be inspired by the love and effort the family put into n

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