Gila River

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[Gila River incarceration camp] (ddr-csujad-29-262)
img [Gila River incarceration camp] (ddr-csujad-29-262)
Photograph of three teenage girls walking past the Gila River high school, with the viewpoint from the Amphitheater (?). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: P205
Kenji and Hayako Kihara oral history interview (ddr-csujad-31-7)
av Kenji and Hayako Kihara oral history interview (ddr-csujad-31-7)
Oral history of Kenji and Hayako Kihara, recorded as part of Asian American Studies 390, California State University, Northridge. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: JSFVOH_01-08
Japanese Americans feeding cows (ddr-densho-37-604)
img Japanese Americans feeding cows (ddr-densho-37-604)
Original WRA caption: Gila River Relocation Center, Rivers, Arizona. M. Fujita is pictured feeding the cows at the dairy farm school. He works days on the hog farm, and spends his evenings at the school to learn milking and the care of the cows. Prior to evacuation, he was a builder of fishing boats at San …
Japanese American harvesting spinach (ddr-densho-37-606)
img Japanese American harvesting spinach (ddr-densho-37-606)
Original WRA caption: Gila River Relocation Center, Rivers, Arizona. Momayo Yamamoto in the spinach harvesting field at this relocation center.
Children playing on a seesaw (ddr-densho-37-603)
img Children playing on a seesaw (ddr-densho-37-603)
Original WRA caption: Gila River Relocation Center, Rivers, Arizona. Kindergarten and Nursery children having a grand time on the see-saw.
Japanese American greeting Eleanor Roosevelt (ddr-densho-37-789)
img Japanese American greeting Eleanor Roosevelt (ddr-densho-37-789)
Original WRA caption: Gila River Relocation Center, Rivers, Arizona. Mrs. Yamamoto, former P.T.A. president from San Francisco, and now hear of the Canal Women's Club, presents Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt with a bouquet of flowers.
Japanese Americans leaving camp by bus (ddr-densho-37-783)
img Japanese Americans leaving camp by bus (ddr-densho-37-783)
Original WRA caption: Gila River Relocation Center, Rivers, Arizona. Aboard the Greyhound bus, which will take them to their former homes in California, these evacuees are anxious to be off. On September 15, two weeks before the Canal Camp at Rivers, Arizona, was to close, only 635 people remained and 370 of these had bus or …
Harvest Festival Parade (ddr-densho-37-595)
img Harvest Festival Parade (ddr-densho-37-595)
Original WRA caption: Gila River Relocation Center, Rivers, Arizona. One of the floats in the Thanksgiving day Harvest Festival Parade.
Japanese American meeting Eleanor Roosevelt (ddr-densho-37-605)
img Japanese American meeting Eleanor Roosevelt (ddr-densho-37-605)
Original WRA caption: Gila River Relocation Center, Rivers, Arizona. Mrs. Yamamoto, former P.T.A. president from San Francisco, and now hear of the Canal Women's Club, presents Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt with a bouquet of flowers.
Japanese Americans harvesting spinach (ddr-densho-37-599)
img Japanese Americans harvesting spinach (ddr-densho-37-599)
Original WRA caption: Gila River Relocation Center, Rivers, Arizona. Evacuee farmers harvesting spinach at this relocation center.
Harvest Festival dance (ddr-densho-37-791)
img Harvest Festival dance (ddr-densho-37-791)
Original WRA caption: Gila River Relocation Center, Rivers, Arizona. A view at a dance given to celebrate the Harvest Festival, which was held on Thanksgiving day at Camp #2.
Japanese Americans threshing peas (ddr-densho-37-594)
img Japanese Americans threshing peas (ddr-densho-37-594)
Original WRA caption: Gila River Relocation Center, Rivers, Arizona. Threshing green eating peas for seed. Eleven acres of peas are grown here for their seed, and yield 10 to 12 sacks per acre. This is an extremely high yield.
Aerial view of Gila River concentration camp (ddr-densho-37-609)
img Aerial view of Gila River concentration camp (ddr-densho-37-609)
Original WRA caption: Gila River Relocation Center, Rivers, Arizona. Butte Camp View.
Japanese American making plans for a model ship (ddr-densho-37-596)
img Japanese American making plans for a model ship (ddr-densho-37-596)
Original WRA caption: Gila River Relocation Center, Rivers, Arizona. Tadao Kawate, former drafting student from Los Angeles City College, at work on plans for model ships. Blueprints, drawn to the scale of 50 feet to the inch, are supplied by the Navy but must be redrawn to the scale of 60 feet to the inch before …
Flower nursery (ddr-densho-37-607)
img Flower nursery (ddr-densho-37-607)
Original WRA caption: Gila River Relocation Center, Rivers, Arizona. A sign at the flower nursery, where much experimentation is being done to develop strains of flowers which will thrive in hot dry climates.
Camp visit by Eleanor Roosevelt (ddr-densho-37-468)
img Camp visit by Eleanor Roosevelt (ddr-densho-37-468)
Original WRA caption: Gila River Relocation Center, Rivers, Arizona. Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, accompanied by Dillon Myer, National Director of the War Relocation Authority, visit the Gila River Relocation Center, where they were greeted by crowds of enthusiastic evacuees.
Japanese American building a model ship (ddr-densho-37-592)
img Japanese American building a model ship (ddr-densho-37-592)
Original WRA caption: Gila River Relocation Center, Rivers, Arizona. Chic Yamaguchi, former farm worker from Kingsburg, California, is shown turning a section of one of the model ships on the lathe in the model ship factory at the Gila River Relocation Center. Chic had never operated power machinery before starting work in the factory here. Prior …
Japanese American cooking (ddr-densho-37-593)
img Japanese American cooking (ddr-densho-37-593)
Original WRA caption: Gila River Relocation Center, Rivers, Arizona. Student Mary Sakai, former resident of Stockton, California, is shown putting sliced carrots in a double boiler in preparation for the drying process.
Japanese Americans boarding buses (ddr-densho-37-784)
img Japanese Americans boarding buses (ddr-densho-37-784)
Original WRA caption: Gila River Relocation Center, Rivers, Arizona. Evacuees returning to their former homes in California by Greyhound bus. On September 15, two weeks before the Canal Camp at Rivers, Arizona, was to close, only 635 people remained and 370 of these had bus or train reservations for the following week (the Canal Camp once …
Harvest Festival Parade (ddr-densho-37-399)
img Harvest Festival Parade (ddr-densho-37-399)
Original WRA caption: Gila River Relocation Center, Rivers, Arizona. A view of some of the school children who participated in the Harvest Festival Parade held at the Gila River center on Thanksgiving Day.
Aerial view of Gila River concentration camp (ddr-densho-37-608)
img Aerial view of Gila River concentration camp (ddr-densho-37-608)
Original WRA caption: Gila River Relocation Center, Rivers, Arizona. A panorama of the northwest section of Camp Two at this relocation center.
Japanese American feeding dairy calves (ddr-densho-37-602)
img Japanese American feeding dairy calves (ddr-densho-37-602)
Original WRA caption: Gila River Relocation Center, Rivers, Arizona. Y.T. Sakoda, former vegetable worker from Guadalupe, California, is now enrolled in the dairy school, here. He is shown feeding calves.
Japanese Americans being inspected upon leaving camp (ddr-densho-37-787)
img Japanese Americans being inspected upon leaving camp (ddr-densho-37-787)
Original WRA caption: Gila River Relocation Center, Rivers, Arizona. After final checkings are completed, evacuees are anxious to take off. On September 15, two weeks before the Canal Camp at Rivers, Arizona, was to close, only 635 people remained and 370 of these had bus or train reservations for the following week (the Canal Camp once …
Inspection of farm machinery (ddr-densho-37-598)
img Inspection of farm machinery (ddr-densho-37-598)
Original WRA caption: Gila River Relocation Center, Rivers, Arizona. Property officer checking farm machinery prior to disposal to the Treasury Department. On September 15, two weeks before the Canal Camp at Rivers, Arizona, was to close, only 635 people remained and 370 of these had bus or train reservations for the following week (the Canal Camp …
Sumo wrestling tournament (ddr-densho-37-785)
img Sumo wrestling tournament (ddr-densho-37-785)
Original WRA caption: Gila River Relocation Center, Rivers, Arizona. Two of the residents at this relocation center who participated in the wrestling tournament Thanksgiving day.
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