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Title: Kara Kondo Interview
Narrator: Kara Kondo
Interviewers: Alice Ito (primary), Gail Nomura (secondary)
Location: Seattle, Washington
Date: December 7 & 8, 2002
Densho ID: denshovh-kkara-01-0022

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AI: Well, before we get to that point, I wanted to back up a little bit because I, it would have been about March or so that -- well, the end of March -- that the Bainbridge Islanders actually were moved out.

KK: Yes. Yes. Early in February.

AI: So, so when you heard that, at that time, you -- the farmers in the Yakima valley -- were still being urged --

KK: Uh-huh, yes.

AI: -- to continue on with all your crops and everything.

KK: Yes.

AI: What would you have been doing in March and April and May?

KK: Well, there would be, March and April we'd be planting and cultivating, planting and tending. By the time in June your crops are up. And, well, we were aware that the Farm Home Administration, I guess, sent out notices to, it would be nationwide or, especially around the Colorado, Oklahoma, those areas who, to, for, to take over these farms. They were paid to do that. And then you were aware, after the orders came, that people from out-of-state licenses would drive by and, and come and look at your property and drive on and, and so you are very much aware of our eventual moving. But law-abiding as we were, we continued to keep up with the farms.

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