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 Thirty cabins were built in the new village called Beaver, and about 200 people migrated from Point Barrow like he promised. During 1908, Beaver continued to grow along with the Chandler Mine. The Government became very interested in the Chandler mine and approved for a 90 mile horse road to be built between Beaver and the Chandler mine. The road was completed in 1911. This road would help the transfer of goods to the Chandler mine from boats coming up the Yukon. Frank was a very generous man and was always helping others out, sometimes physically and others with money.

Frank was a banker, shopkeeper, counselor and employee. Many people said he was the nicest person they had ever met. After the mine was closed Beaver's main economy was fur trade. In 1939, W.W.II broke out. In January 1942, police came to Beaver to arrest Frank Yasuda, and took him to an internment camp in Fairbanks. Many petitions to authorities were given by those who knew Frank, but none were accepted. He was sent to Anchorage, then to Tacoma, Washington, then to Houston, Texas, then to Roseberg, New Mexico, and last to Santa Fe, New Mexico, in 1943. He could have been treated better than all of the other Japanese but chose not to accept what the authorities offered.

In 1946, Frank Yasuda came back to Beaver. January 12, 1958, Frank Yasuda died the age of 90 years old. Frank Yasuda never went back to Japan since he left when he was a teenager. Frank is buried in the cemetery in Beaver, where his grave still remains today.

The cemetery where Frank Yasuda is buried