img Former site of Tule Lake concentration camp, California (ddr-densho-35-17)
Japanese Americans at the Tule Lake concentration camp called this natural formation "Abalone Hill" because of its shape. Abalone Hill and Castle Rock are two major formations near the camp area.
img Artifacts (ddr-densho-35-21)
The Tule Lake Museum is located on the Tule Lake Fairgrounds and houses a display of artifacts from the Tule Lake concentration camp. This is a view of the Tule Lake concentration camp exhibit. The cases primarily contain pottery and artwork that belonged to the camp inmates.
img Artifacts, Tule Lake concentration camp (ddr-densho-35-38)
The Tule Lake Museum, located on the fairgrounds, displays artifacts from the Tule Lake concentration camp. Shown here are parts of a wooden crate that presumably held items belonging to a camp inmate. The 27213 designation was probably the owner's family number.
img Artifacts, Tule Lake concentration camp (ddr-densho-35-39)
The Tule Lake Museum displays artifacts from the Tule Lake concentration camp. The teapot, tea cups, and sake cups belonged to the camp inmates.
img Tule Lake concentration camp (ddr-densho-2-33)
View of the Tule Lake concentration camp barracks. A rock formation that the inmates called "Castle Rock" can be seen in the background. After obtaining permission to go through the gates, people could climb to the top of the formation.
Narrator Kenichi Nakano
Yaeko Nakano was born August 1922 in Japan and lived there until she was about 1 1/2 years old. She considers herself a Nisei because she was raised and educated in the U.S. She grew up in Tacoma, Washington. She was incarcerated at Pinedale Assembly Center, California, and Tule Lake concentration camp, California. At ...
doc The Life Nisei Knew, Part I (1943) (ddr-densho-65-423)
Selected article titles: "A Tule Lake Interlude" (p. 4), "At Tule Lake" (p. 7), "The Butte: Tule Lake 1942" (p. 9).
doc Tule Lake Interlude (May 27, 1943) (ddr-densho-65-422)
Selected article titles: "A Tule Lake Interlude" (p. 4), "The Butte: Tule Lake 1942" (p. 9).
img Incarceree performing in camp parade (ddr-densho-2-23)
Patsy Yorita performing a flag salute at the Tule Lake concentration camp at the Independence Day parade.
doc The Newell Star, Extra (January 31, 1946) (ddr-densho-284-115)
Special publication titled "Tule Lake Center Operation to Continue for Short Time."
doc WRA Tule Lake Center special project regulations (ddr-densho-284-60)
A list of regulations regarding Japanese nationalism and "anti-American" activities deemed as punishable offenses by the camp administration.
doc The Newell Star, Special Edition (October 24, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-92)
Special publication titled "Complete Relocation and Closing Program Is Outlined in Notice."