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Seeing San Francisco for the first time, at the age of three, after immigrating from Loas will always be a special memory for William Yang now age 16. The sky scrapers of San Francisco were a great contrast to the jungles and life he had just left. In Laos, he lived with his family in a typical rural village where the houses were made of bamboo, thatched roofs and had dirt floors. The villagers would work in their fields to gather food, which they cooked on an open fire. Leaving his parents behind, accompanied only by his grandfather, the trip to America was indeed a great adventure…
Oral History, Stockton - CA, California, Hmong American, History
Conrardy, Christina. "Lo Family: William Yang (Youth)". (2005). STOCKTONSpeaks! Hmong American Stories. Oral History 6.
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