Minidoka

Concentration Camp

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Japanese Americans relocating to a different camp (ddr-densho-37-58)
img Japanese Americans relocating to a different camp (ddr-densho-37-58)
Original WRA caption: A Minidoka Relocation Center evacuee and an evacuee being transferred to the Tule Lake Center grasp hands in a final farewell as the train carrying 254 evacuees to the Tule Lake Center prepares to leave.
Camp new arrivals (ddr-densho-37-60)
img Camp new arrivals (ddr-densho-37-60)
Original WRA caption: High school teachers assist arriving evacuees from the Tule Lake relocation center.
Plowing land between barracks (ddr-densho-37-40)
img Plowing land between barracks (ddr-densho-37-40)
Original WRA caption: High school student plowing space between barrack-building classrooms in Block 23 to prepare ground for grass, flowers, and vegetables.
Japanese American preparing lunch (ddr-densho-37-330)
img Japanese American preparing lunch (ddr-densho-37-330)
Original WRA caption: Dave K. Yoshida, from Seattle, Washington former Chef for Benjamin Franklin Hotel. Kitchen crew preparing lunch. Menu: Baked macaroni with Spanish sauce, spinach, pickled beets, bread-pudding, tea, bread & butter.
Ceremonial presentation (ddr-densho-37-668)
img Ceremonial presentation (ddr-densho-37-668)
Original WRA caption: Tura Nakamura, block manager of block 42-44 presents ceremonial Tai fish to Project Director, H.L. Stafford and Philip Schafer, assistant project director, on behalf of the block managers as a token of appreciation for the manner in which the administration helped to make the Army volunteering program a success.
Camp Christmas decorations (ddr-densho-37-13)
img Camp Christmas decorations (ddr-densho-37-13)
Original WRA caption: "Block 13." Block residents cleverly decorated their dining halls with waste material for Christmas. The blocks were judged for their decorations and ingenuity.
King of Hunt High School (ddr-densho-37-3)
img King of Hunt High School (ddr-densho-37-3)
Original WRA caption: King of Hunt High School May Day festival being crowned by Richard A. Pomeroy, Supt. of Education, is shown with his attendants. The court was chosen by popular vote in a contest sponsored by the student body. Left to right: Prince Victor Fujioka, princess Dorothy Sugawara, Mr. Pomeroy, King Johnny Okamoto, Princess Sue ...
Cabbage field (ddr-densho-37-48)
img Cabbage field (ddr-densho-37-48)
Original WRA caption: Cabbage field. Many incarceration camps raised livestock such as chickens and pigs, as well as vegetables, for camp consumption.
Japanese Americans in front of remodeled barrack (ddr-densho-37-51)
img Japanese Americans in front of remodeled barrack (ddr-densho-37-51)
Japanese Americans tried to make camp life more tolerable in many creative ways, such as renovating their barracks.
Japanese Americans harvesting beans (ddr-densho-37-38)
img Japanese Americans harvesting beans (ddr-densho-37-38)
Original WRA caption: Harvesting pole beans in a field adjacent to the Minidoka Relocation Center.
Japanese Americans relocating to a different camp (ddr-densho-37-57)
img Japanese Americans relocating to a different camp (ddr-densho-37-57)
Original WRA caption: Boy accompanying his parents to the Tule Lake Center looks out a window of the special train which carried 254 transferees from the Minidoka Relocation Center.
Camp Christmas decorations (ddr-densho-37-680)
img Camp Christmas decorations (ddr-densho-37-680)
Original WRA caption: Block 36 saw favor in the judge's eyes for fifth place in the Christmas dining hall decorations contest, by its homey atmosphere and clever decorations made out of waste material.
Boy Scout drum and bugle corps (ddr-densho-37-5)
img Boy Scout drum and bugle corps (ddr-densho-37-5)
Original WRA caption: The Hunt District Boy Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps, parading in the administration area. This Drum and Bugle Corps, before evacuation was in Troop 123, Portland, Oregon. There are five troops in the Hunt District of the Snake River Area council.
Mother's Day ceremony (ddr-densho-37-666)
img Mother's Day ceremony (ddr-densho-37-666)
Original WRA caption: Mothers of boys killed-being honored on Mother's Day in Twin Falls.
Group in camp's Catholic church (ddr-densho-37-685)
img Group in camp's Catholic church (ddr-densho-37-685)
Original WRA caption: The Most Reverend Edward J. Kelley, Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Boise, Idaho, visited the Catholic church at the Minidoka Relocation Center, Hunt, Idaho, on October 19 to conduct confirmation services for this class of children and adults. The Reverend L.H. Tibesar, Maryknoll missionary, who is pastor of the Hunt church ...
Japanese Americans harvesting onions (ddr-densho-37-710)
img Japanese Americans harvesting onions (ddr-densho-37-710)
Original WRA caption: High school boys and girls of Hunt pull onions on the project farm during harvest vacation.
Camp irrigation workers (ddr-densho-37-729)
img Camp irrigation workers (ddr-densho-37-729)
Original WRA caption: Establishing irrigation controls, land reclamation.
Japanese Americans harvesting onions (ddr-densho-37-714)
img Japanese Americans harvesting onions (ddr-densho-37-714)
Original WRA caption: High school boys and girls pull onions on the project farm during harvest vacation.
Japanese Americans leaving camp (ddr-densho-39-9)
img Japanese Americans leaving camp (ddr-densho-39-9)
Original museum description: Photograph, black and white matte of a scene at the Minidoka, Idaho internment camp. Picture shows people boarding bus. Evidently this was due to the closing of the camp, and the people are leaving. Bus says Sun Valley in front and the words Hunt and Shoshone can be read on the side of ...
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