was issued on July 5, 1905. We believe he sailed to
San Francisco, but due to an outbreak of disease, was turned back to
Japan. His passport is stamped "Disinfected, Yokohama, September
23, 1905." From this date until the first entry in his diary in
1907 in San Francisco we have no record of his travels.
February, 1907 - Kutaro decides to go to Nebraska.
March 9, 1907 - Kutaro departs on the train heading East.
March 13, 1907 - "...going to work on railroad."
April 10, 1907 finds Kutaro in Salt Lake City.
May 3, 1907 - Kutaro reaches Omaha, and is staying in the Hotel
October 1, 1907 - Kutaro writes he is staying in the Marihama Hotel
May 11, 1908, Omaha - Rooming with Miss Ada Miller, 2709
Farnum and 17th Street
Looking East to
Rush hour, circa 1915 - A view of busy Omaha streets
June 29, 1910, Omaha - Kutaro, age 29,
graduates from Omaha Commercial College at 19th and Farnum streets. A
letter on the college stationery reads:
"To whom it may
concern. This is to certify that Mr. Kutaro Nishimuta has completed
the course in the Northwestern Automobile School standing above the
average with his grades and in his driving and handling of the
automobile on the streets of our city and we cheerfully recommend him
and are confident he will prove satisfactory to anyone who will give him
a reasonable chance with their car. Very Respectfully, N.W. Auto
Omaha Commercial College