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Bromley Farm – Koizuma-Hishinuma Farm

Bromley Farm – Koizuma-Hishinuma Farm

Brighton, Colorado

E. Bromley Lane

This farm is a humble but significant place in Colorado history, especially the history of Japanese Americans. Emmet Ayers Bromley came to Colorado in 1877 as an early settler and bought this farm. He went on to establish a long and distinguished career of public service, including four terms in the Colorado House of Representatives and two in the Colorado Senate. The farm later became home to the Koizuma and Hishinuma families. They were Japanese immigrants, but their youngest son James felt it was his duty to fight in WWII for the United States. He joined the Japanese American 442nd infantry, recognized as the most decorated unit in U.S. military history. He returned to Colorado after the war and was the last family member to occupy this farm. The main farm house is dated around 1929 and was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on June 22, 2007.

Photo: Bromley Farm – Koizuma-Hishinuma Farm
– Courtesy Colorado State Historic Preservation Office

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