Laying water line at Manzanar

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ddr-csujad-52-24 (CSUJAD Local ID: hslb_npc_0028, CSUJAD Project ID: hslb_npc_0028)

Historical Society of Long Beach Newspaper Photograph Collection

Caption from reverse of image reads, "LAYING WATER LINE FOR JAPANESE BOOM TOWN, A trench digger churned its way across the floor of Owens Valley March 19 to speed laying of a water supply line for the boom town for evacuated Japanese being erected at Manzanar under the direction of Lt. Gen. John L. Dewitt of the Western Defense Command. Though the big community for some 10,000 Japanese from Southern California cities is located near an aqueduct supplying Los Angeles, water for the reception center will be piped from a stream in the Sierra Nevada, which rise snow-capped in the background." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: hslb_npc_0028



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