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Harvesting beets (ddr-densho-298-39)
img Harvesting beets (ddr-densho-298-39)
Caption in album: "Tiring of camp life, Stan succumbed to the seasonal leaves, left Tule for beet-topping in Idaho, 'where yawning canyons greet the sun.'"
Family portrait (ddr-densho-313-81)
img Family portrait (ddr-densho-313-81)
This photo was taken in 1945 at Minidoka. The girls are identified as Darlene, Ellen, Masaye (Aimee), and June.
Harvesting beets (ddr-densho-298-40)
img Harvesting beets (ddr-densho-298-40)
Caption in album: "Tiring of camp life, Stan succumbed to the seasonal leaves, left Tule for beet-topping in Idaho, 'where yawning canyons greet the sun.'"
Children in line for santa (ddr-densho-313-80)
img Children in line for santa (ddr-densho-313-80)
This photo was taken December 22, 1945 at Minidoka. Darlene Shigeno, daughter of Yoshio and Masaye, is shown scratching her head while waiting in line to see Santa.
Japanese Americans at a picnic (ddr-densho-15-81)
img Japanese Americans at a picnic (ddr-densho-15-81)
This picnic may have taken place at a local Japanese American farm.
Current view of the Minidoka concentration camp (ddr-densho-35-31)
img Current view of the Minidoka concentration camp (ddr-densho-35-31)
Remains of the Minidoka concentration camp. According to a former camp inmate, the chimney was part of a waiting room for camp visitors. The irrigation canal on the right is where Japanese Americans used to swim.
Current view of the Minidoka concentration camp (ddr-densho-35-29)
img Current view of the Minidoka concentration camp (ddr-densho-35-29)
This is the remainder of the Minidoka concentration camp. Currently, the area is used for agriculture. According to a former camp inmate, this chimney is from a room that was used as a waiting area for camp visitors.
Japanese Americans at a picnic (ddr-densho-15-78)
img Japanese Americans at a picnic (ddr-densho-15-78)
Left to right: Tak Hori, unidentified, and Robert Ikeda.
Japanese Americans picking vegetables (ddr-densho-15-80)
img Japanese Americans picking vegetables (ddr-densho-15-80)
This farm may have belonged to a local Japanese American farmer.
Current view of the Minidoka concentration camp (ddr-densho-35-28)
img Current view of the Minidoka concentration camp (ddr-densho-35-28)
Remainder of the Minidoka concentration camp. Currently, the area is used for agriculture. According to a former camp inmate, this chimney is from a room that was used as a waiting area for camp visitors.
Current view of the Minidoka concentration camp (ddr-densho-35-30)
img Current view of the Minidoka concentration camp (ddr-densho-35-30)
Remains of the Minidoka concentration camp. According to a former camp inmate, this is the entry to a waiting room for camp visitors.
Idaho J.A.C.L. meeting (ddr-densho-201-458)
img Idaho J.A.C.L. meeting (ddr-densho-201-458)
Idaho meeting of the Japanese American Citizens League. Members are holding signs for "Boise Valley," "Pocatello," and "Snake River."
Aerial view of Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho (ddr-densho-39-15)
img Aerial view of Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho (ddr-densho-39-15)
Original museum description: Photograph, back and white glossy of an aerial view of the Minidoka internment camp. Photo shows barrack type buildings, some with tar paper construction and others without. Canal is in the background. Two roads lead to a "V" formation. (Info from original museum description)
Former site of Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho (ddr-densho-35-32)
img Former site of Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho (ddr-densho-35-32)
The Minidoka concentration camp was located in the wastelands of southern Idaho. Currently, very few structures remain and the land is used for agriculture. Part of the camp existed in this area in the 1940s.
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