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Harvesting mustard (ddr-densho-37-528)
img Harvesting mustard (ddr-densho-37-528)
Original WRA caption: Rohwer Relocation Center, McGehee, Arkansas. Residents of the Rohwer Relocation Center harvest a truck load of mustard on the extensive acreage they have helped cultivate near-by.
Japanese Americans cutting timber (ddr-densho-37-549)
img Japanese Americans cutting timber (ddr-densho-37-549)
Original WRA caption: Rohwer Relocation Center, McGehee, Arkansas. Much of the timber cleared from reclaimed farm lands is used for fuel to heat barracks homes. Cutting and chopping is done by volunteer workers enlisted by block managers, to provide fuel for each individual block. Each capable resident is expected to contribute his share of time to …
Japanese Americans harvesting mustard (ddr-densho-37-408)
img Japanese Americans harvesting mustard (ddr-densho-37-408)
Original WRA caption: Rohwer Relocation Center, McGehee, Arkansas. One of many truck loads of mustard being harvested by the residents of the Rohwer Relocation Center on the land cultivated by the evacuees.
Camp cemetery (ddr-densho-37-527)
img Camp cemetery (ddr-densho-37-527)
Original WRA caption: Rohwer Relocation Center, McGehee, Arkansas. Rohwer maintains it's own cemetery at the edge of the center. Permanent tombstones and monuments are constructed by the residents. The plot is landscaped and cared for by the evacuees. Comparatively few are buried here as cremation is the rule among Janpanese Americans.
Japanese Americans unloading supplies (ddr-densho-37-535)
img Japanese Americans unloading supplies (ddr-densho-37-535)
Original WRA caption: Rohwer Relocation Center, McGehee, Arkansas. Volunteer crews unloading supplies on a railroad siding for transportation to the warehouse at this relocation center.
Japanese American butcher (ddr-densho-37-531)
img Japanese American butcher (ddr-densho-37-531)
Original WRA caption: Rohwer Relocation Center, McGehee, Arkansas. Sam Takeda, a former west coast butcher, cutting a beef quarter in the refrigeration room at the Rohwer Center. With meat rationing strictly adhered to, only experienced butchers are employed in distributing the limited meat supply to mess hall kitchens. They are recurited from center residents, former west …
Camp barracks (ddr-densho-37-541)
img Camp barracks (ddr-densho-37-541)
Original WRA caption: Rohwer Relocation Center, McGehee, Arkansas. Barrack scene at Rohwer Relocation Center.
Japanese Americans picking sports teams (ddr-densho-37-543)
img Japanese Americans picking sports teams (ddr-densho-37-543)
Original WRA caption: Rohwer Relocation Center, McGehee, Arkansas. Dick Kunishima, Coach and former California High School Athletic Director, tears his team apart between halves of a Stockton - Santa Anita Game.
Wood carving class (ddr-densho-37-551)
img Wood carving class (ddr-densho-37-551)
Original WRA caption: Rohwer Relocation Center, McGehee, Arkansas. In a wood carving class, this center resident, a former Californian of Japanese ancestry works on a patriotic carving out from a natural hardwood formation.
High school band members (ddr-densho-37-539)
img High school band members (ddr-densho-37-539)
Original WRA caption: Rohwer Relocation Center, McGehee, Arkansas. A snare drum section of the high school band, in a practice session at the school band room. Most of the student band members are playing instuments for the first time, and the band is fast becoming a matter of much pride among center residents, former west coast …
Judo class (ddr-densho-37-550)
img Judo class (ddr-densho-37-550)
Original WRA caption: Rohwer Relocation Center, McGehee, Arkansas. A Judo class. Classes are held every afternoon and evening at this relocation center.
Children playing marbles (ddr-densho-37-831)
img Children playing marbles (ddr-densho-37-831)
Original WRA caption: Rohwer Relocation Center, McGehee, Arkansas. Three small boys compete in a staff marble game on a Sunday afternoon in Block 8.
Japanese American dragline operator (ddr-densho-37-530)
img Japanese American dragline operator (ddr-densho-37-530)
Original WRA caption: Rohwer Relocation Center, McGehee, Arkansas. Larry Sato, a former southern California dragline operator, back at his old trade on a dragline at the Rohwer Relocation Center. The task of maintaining the center and its facilities, and distribution of fuel, food supplies, etc., is carried on by workers recruited from center residents, former west …
Japanese American spinning thread (ddr-densho-37-529)
img Japanese American spinning thread (ddr-densho-37-529)
Original WRA caption: Rohwer Relocation Center, McGehee, Arkansas. There is provision for weaving and spinning at Rohwer Relocation Center. This man has grown his own cotton on a little plot by his barrack. Here he is spinning it into thread preparatory to weaving it.
Camp landscaping (ddr-densho-37-532)
img Camp landscaping (ddr-densho-37-532)
Original WRA caption: Rohwer Relocation Center, McGehee, Arkansas. In contrast to most of the relocation center sites, many of the blocks in the Rohwer Center are shaded by trees. The residents have done much to make their tar paper barracks more livable by the planting of flowers and vegetable gardens and the building of rustic walks …
Japanese Americans clearing land (ddr-densho-37-832)
img Japanese Americans clearing land (ddr-densho-37-832)
Original WRA caption: Rohwer Relocation Center, McGehee, Arkansas. Farm workers felling a big Arkansas Red Oak, in the process of clearing reclaimed Arkansas Iand for agricultural purposes. Workers, for this and other center farm activities, are recruited from residents, former west coast persons of Japanese ancestry.
Japanese American plumber (ddr-densho-37-540)
img Japanese American plumber (ddr-densho-37-540)
Original WRA caption: Rohwer Relocation Center, McGehee, Arkansas. Morio Higashi, a former California plumber, marks out a steel casting for welding. The maintenance of center plumbing, electrical and water supply facilities are carried on by qualified workers selected from center residents, former west coast persons of Japanese ancestry.
Camp warehouses (ddr-densho-37-552)
img Camp warehouses (ddr-densho-37-552)
Original WRA caption: Rohwer Relocation Center, McGehee, Arkansas. A view of the warehouse area at this relocation center.
Vine-covered barrack (ddr-densho-37-537)
img Vine-covered barrack (ddr-densho-37-537)
Original WRA caption: Rohwer Relocation Center, McGehee, Arkansas. Vines hide the tar paper on this Rohwer residence.
Camp high school brass band (ddr-densho-37-533)
img Camp high school brass band (ddr-densho-37-533)
Original WRA caption: Rohwer Relocation Center, McGehee, Arkansas. A part of the brass section of the High School Band, at the Rohwer Center. The students learning to play instruments for the band are former Californians, who, with their parents, were evacuated from stratiegic west coast areas.
High school class (ddr-densho-37-538)
img High school class (ddr-densho-37-538)
Original WRA caption: Rohwer Relocation Center, McGehee, Arkansas. Miss Opal Albright, teacher. Study hall. A converted mess-hall High School.
Rohwer Outpost Vol. II No. 6 (January 20, 1943) (ddr-densho-143-25)
doc Rohwer Outpost Vol. II No. 6 (January 20, 1943) (ddr-densho-143-25)
Selected article titles: "Clothing Allowance Begins. All Blocks to be Covered by Friday; Schedule Released" (p. 1), "Rohwer Citizen Loses Life in Line of Duty; Struck by Tree" (p. 1), "Residents Must File WCCA, WRA Wages on Income Tax Returns" (p. 1), "Four WRA Employment Offices Open in Midwest" (p. 3), "Survey Shows West Coast Against …
Rohwer Outpost Vol. III No. 20 (September 8, 1943) (ddr-densho-143-97)
doc Rohwer Outpost Vol. III No. 20 (September 8, 1943) (ddr-densho-143-97)
Selected article titles: "Preparations Made: Notices, Lumber, Baggage Data Distributed to Tule-Bound Group" (p. 1), "Gripsholm Substitutes Go to Tule Lake Via Rohwer" (p. 1), "I.S. Declares Certain Articles Contraband" (p. 1), "Go to Chicago, Young Man!" (p. 3), "Listed Names of Exchange Ship Holdovers Released" (p. 3), "Editorial: 'Something New'" (p. 6).
Rohwer Outpost Vol. VI No. 15 (February 14, 1945) (ddr-densho-143-244)
doc Rohwer Outpost Vol. VI No. 15 (February 14, 1945) (ddr-densho-143-244)
Selected article titles: "Sign-ups for Civil Service Examinations" (p. 1), "Will Help Fill Out Tax Blanks" (p. 1), "Delegates of Seven Ctrs. Meet in Utah: Conference to Last from 16-20" (p. 1), "AER Will Aid Soldiers and Their Dependents" (p. 1), "Assure Equality for Nisei Students, Sproul" (p. 3).
Rohwer Relocator Vol. I No. 28 (November 9, 1945) (ddr-densho-143-318)
doc Rohwer Relocator Vol. I No. 28 (November 9, 1945) (ddr-densho-143-318)
Selected article titles: "Center Residents to be Gone by November 30" (p. 1), "Change in Pick-Up Time" (p. 1), "Last Issue of Japanese Section" (p. 2), "This Week Sets Relocation Record" (p. 2), "Topaz Closes" (p. 2), "Issei Discussion Group Meet in Chicago" (p. 4), "Friends Committee Finds Housing in Philadelphia" (p. 4).
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