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The First Person Who Reclaimed in Yi-Lan

Updated: Dec 2, 2021

Author/Amber Shen




Why I choose Tou-Cheng(頭城)?


This is my hometown, and I really love here. I love the beach, and all of here. So I want to introduce Tou-Cheng for you. The following that I will tell you the story about a man who across the sea to reclaim here. Hope you enjoy reading it!


Who is he?


He is Wu Sa (吳沙), a cheerful boy. His father is doctor who research about the grass. Wu Sa usually go out with father when he was a child. So he learned a lots of grass knowledge. As time passed, his father helped many people, they got prestige in local. Everyone loves Wu Sa and his father a lot.


A big decision.


When Wu Sa was 43 years- old, he decided to leave hometown Fu-Jian(福建). He brought his wife to across the Taiwan Strait(台灣海海峽), arrived in Taiwan.


At first, they went to San Diego(三貂社)and traded with aboriginal people. They exchanged herbal medicine, salt, sugar for birds, wood. He made money very soon, such a smart person!




Because of his personality is broad-minded and trustworthy, people trusted him very

much. It is said that thousands of people who reclaimed with him. The second place he chose where is Wushi Labor(烏⽯石港) and he figured out an idea that can recognize people very efficient. Although it seems like so successful, there were some conflict happened. He was disrupted by the aboriginal people, and his brother died in a conflict.


Finally, he made it!


A disease was quickly spread by the virus. Due to he learned some knowledge from his father, he saved a lots of people’s life.He is so friendly, dependable, and knowledgeable, so people can trusted him, and helped him. Even the process was so difficult, he also solved the problem by himself. Becoming the first person to reclaim Yi-Lan.


Do you know why he choose Tou-Cheng?


He considered Tou-Cheng as a important location, there are ocean and mountain. Natural resources is abundant. There is the reason that he chose that Tou-Cheng as a significant center of politics, economic and culture.


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