Topaz (Central Utah)

Concentration Camp

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Japanese Americans transplanting trees (ddr-densho-37-569)
img Japanese Americans transplanting trees (ddr-densho-37-569)
Original WRA caption: Topaz, Utah. Transplanting trees from existing farms to the hospital area at the Topaz Relocation Center.
Aerial view of Topaz concentration camp (ddr-densho-37-431)
img Aerial view of Topaz concentration camp (ddr-densho-37-431)
Original WRA caption: Topaz, Utah. A general view of a section of east end of the Topaz Relocation Center.
Japanese Americans landscaping (ddr-densho-37-558)
img Japanese Americans landscaping (ddr-densho-37-558)
Original WRA caption: Topaz, Utah. To soften the general atmosphere at the hospital at the Topaz Relocation Center, these volunteer workers are preparing to move a tree to be transplanted near the hospital grounds.
Japanese Americans clearing land (ddr-densho-37-567)
img Japanese Americans clearing land (ddr-densho-37-567)
Original WRA caption: Topaz, Utah. Volunteer workers clearing sagebrush and wild guayule from a section of the lands of the Topaz Relocation Center to be used for truck gardening and animal foreage acreage.
Japanese American auto mechanic (ddr-densho-37-557)
img Japanese American auto mechanic (ddr-densho-37-557)
Original WRA caption: Topaz, Utah. A young resident at the Topaz Relocation Center adjusting a carburetor on a well worn War Relocation Authority truck.
Construction of barracks (ddr-densho-37-563)
img Construction of barracks (ddr-densho-37-563)
Original WRA caption: Topaz, Utah. Young volunteer workers of Japanese parentage haul lumber for the construction of barracks and interiors at he Topaz Relocation Center.
Dedication of camp hospital (ddr-densho-37-561)
img Dedication of camp hospital (ddr-densho-37-561)
Original WRA caption: Topaz, Utah. A young doctor of Japanese parentage, addresses the gathered crowd at dedication ceremonies for the new hospital at the Topaz Relocation Center.
Camp Boy Scouts receiving badges (ddr-densho-37-554)
img Camp Boy Scouts receiving badges (ddr-densho-37-554)
Original WRA caption: Topaz, Utah. Boy Scouts hold court of Honor at Central Utah Relocation Center at Topaz. Deputy Director, James F. Hughes, presents merit badges to first class scouts.
Construction of an irrigation gate (ddr-densho-37-566)
img Construction of an irrigation gate (ddr-densho-37-566)
Original WRA caption: Topaz, Utah. Vocational training class in farm construction gets some real action at the Topaz Relocation Center. Picture shows them getting practical class work in construction of irrigation gate.
Drum and bugle corps (ddr-densho-37-432)
img Drum and bugle corps (ddr-densho-37-432)
Original WRA caption: Topaz, Utah. A drum and bugle corp, formerly a boy scout unit in Los Angeles, performs at the dedication of the new hospital at Topaz.
Football game flag ceremony (ddr-densho-37-433)
img Football game flag ceremony (ddr-densho-37-433)
Original WRA caption: Topaz, Utah. Presentation of colors before start of football game between Topaz High School and Millard County High School of Fillmore at Topaz Relocation Center.
Drum and bugle corps (ddr-densho-37-565)
img Drum and bugle corps (ddr-densho-37-565)
Original WRA caption: Topaz, Utah. A section of the drum and the bugle corps, a former boy scout unit, performs at the dedication of the hospital at the Topaz Relocation center.
Japanese Americans working on camp water mains (ddr-densho-37-556)
img Japanese Americans working on camp water mains (ddr-densho-37-556)
Original WRA caption: Topaz, Utah. Young volunteer workers, residents at the Topaz Relocation Center, completing the water mains.
Japanese American workers loading scrap lumber (ddr-densho-37-555)
img Japanese American workers loading scrap lumber (ddr-densho-37-555)
Original WRA caption: Topaz, Utah. A group of volunteer workers at the Topaz Relocation Center gathering a truck load of scrap lumber from the contractor's scrap pile.
Topaz concentration camp, Utah (ddr-densho-37-833)
img Topaz concentration camp, Utah (ddr-densho-37-833)
Original WRA caption: Topaz, Utah. A typical barracks group with a section of the Topaz Relocation Center.
Dedication ceremony (ddr-densho-37-564)
img Dedication ceremony (ddr-densho-37-564)
Original WRA caption: Topaz, Utah. With a fervent prayer, this Japanese Topaz resident, a Christian Minister, opens the dedication ceremonies at the Relocation Center at Topaz.
Japanese American playing golf (ddr-densho-37-464)
img Japanese American playing golf (ddr-densho-37-464)
Original WRA caption: Topaz, Utah. This former California tournament runner-up keeps his golf form by first preparing a short course and then spending all his spare time with his irons and putting clubs.
Japanese American mechanics (ddr-densho-37-570)
img Japanese American mechanics (ddr-densho-37-570)
Original WRA caption: Topaz, Utah. Keeping well warm motor equipment running is a problem confronting these two Nisei volunteer mechanics, at the Topaz Relocation Center.
Topaz concentration camp project director (ddr-densho-37-559)
img Topaz concentration camp project director (ddr-densho-37-559)
Original WRA caption: Topaz, Utah. Charles E. Ernst, Project Director, at his desk in the Administrative building at the Topaz Relocation Center.
Topaz Times Vol. VII No. 1 (April 1, 1944) (ddr-densho-142-292)
doc Topaz Times Vol. VII No. 1 (April 1, 1944) (ddr-densho-142-292)
Selected article titles: "Korematsu Case to be Reviewed by Supreme Ct." (p. 1), "Draft Refusers" (p. 1), "Evacuees Produce Own Vegetables" (p. 1), "Labor Market Conditions in Large Cities Surveyed" (p. 3), "Pasadenans Favor Restoration of Nisei's Full Civil Rights" (p. 6).
Topaz Times Vol. XI No. 3 (April 10, 1945) (ddr-densho-142-397)
doc Topaz Times Vol. XI No. 3 (April 10, 1945) (ddr-densho-142-397)
Selected article titles: "Deep South to be Theme of Free Program Friday" (p. 1), "WRA Will Lend Surplus Furnishings to Hostels" (p. 2), "Issei Returnee Solves Housing, Job Problem" (p. 3).
Topaz Times Vol. X No. 15 (February 21, 1945) (ddr-densho-142-383)
doc Topaz Times Vol. X No. 15 (February 21, 1945) (ddr-densho-142-383)
Selected article titles: "Director Myer Discusses Problems With Delegates" (p. 1), "Evacuation Case Denied Hearing" (p. 1), "Rabies Shots for Dogs Scheduled" (p. 1).
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