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Minidoka Project Director H.L. Stafford (ddr-densho-37-672)
img Minidoka Project Director H.L. Stafford (ddr-densho-37-672)
Original WRA caption: H.L. Stafford, project director of Minidoka Relocation Center, Hunt, Idaho, formerly administrative officer in Idaho for the Agricultural Adjustment Administration of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Boise. Mr. Stafford was born in 1893 at Tarkio, Missouri and has lived in Idaho since 1912. Before entering government service, he engaged in farming, banking, and …
Japanese Americans clearing land (ddr-densho-37-705)
img Japanese Americans clearing land (ddr-densho-37-705)
Original WRA caption: A tractor draw harrow prepares the soil of a new field cleared out of sagebrush adjacent to the Minidoka Relocation Center.
Christmas decoration contest (ddr-densho-37-14)
img Christmas decoration contest (ddr-densho-37-14)
Original WRA caption: Block 36 saw favor in the judges' eyes for fifth place in the Christmas dining hall decorations contest, by its homey atmosphere and clever decorations made out of waste material.
Camp new arrivals (ddr-densho-37-60)
img Camp new arrivals (ddr-densho-37-60)
Original WRA caption: High school teachers assist arriving evacuees from the Tule Lake relocation center.
Japanese Americans sorting Christmas gifts (ddr-densho-37-7)
img Japanese Americans sorting Christmas gifts (ddr-densho-37-7)
Original WRA caption: SANTA'S HELPERS -- Through kind donations from thoughtful friends all over the United States, a happy and merry Christmas will be possible for the children of Hunt. Thousands of presents have been sent in day after day, swamping Rec. 21 and overflowing the Federated Christian Church office.
Plowing land between barracks (ddr-densho-37-40)
img Plowing land between barracks (ddr-densho-37-40)
Original WRA caption: High school student plowing space between barrack-building classrooms in Block 23 to prepare ground for grass, flowers, and vegetables.
Ceremonial presentation (ddr-densho-37-668)
img Ceremonial presentation (ddr-densho-37-668)
Original WRA caption: Tura Nakamura, block manager of block 42-44 presents ceremonial Tai fish to Project Director, H.L. Stafford and Philip Schafer, assistant project director, on behalf of the block managers as a token of appreciation for the manner in which the administration helped to make the Army volunteering program a success.
Japanese Americans sorting tomatoes (ddr-densho-37-713)
img Japanese Americans sorting tomatoes (ddr-densho-37-713)
Original WRA caption: A crew of evacuee women sorts tomatoes at the edge of a field which was covered with sagebrush six months before. Because of frequent outcroppings of lava the fields on the project farm are small.
Camp Christmas decorations (ddr-densho-37-13)
img Camp Christmas decorations (ddr-densho-37-13)
Original WRA caption: "Block 13." Block residents cleverly decorated their dining halls with waste material for Christmas. The blocks were judged for their decorations and ingenuity.
Registration of camp transferees (ddr-densho-37-56)
img Registration of camp transferees (ddr-densho-37-56)
Original WRA caption: Transferees from Tule Lake Relocation Center being registered for housing immediately after inspection of baggage. It was arranged so that the people arriving by truck from the rail siding unloaded their baggage for inspection and received their housing assignments at the same time and then got back on the trucks for delivery to …
King of Hunt High School (ddr-densho-37-3)
img King of Hunt High School (ddr-densho-37-3)
Original WRA caption: King of Hunt High School May Day festival being crowned by Richard A. Pomeroy, Supt. of Education, is shown with his attendants. The court was chosen by popular vote in a contest sponsored by the student body. Left to right: Prince Victor Fujioka, princess Dorothy Sugawara, Mr. Pomeroy, King Johnny Okamoto, Princess Sue …
Minidoka concentration camp new arrivals (ddr-densho-37-757)
img Minidoka concentration camp new arrivals (ddr-densho-37-757)
Original WRA caption: High school teachers assist arriving evacuees from the Tule Lake Relocation Center.
Japanese Americans plowing a field (ddr-densho-37-704)
img Japanese Americans plowing a field (ddr-densho-37-704)
Original WRA caption: A tractor drawn disk breaks up soil of a new farm field from the sagebrush adjacent to the Minidoka Relocation Center.
Japanese American clearing land (ddr-densho-37-707)
img Japanese American clearing land (ddr-densho-37-707)
Original WRA caption: An evacuee drives a heavy tractor pulling a triangle of heavy railroad irons breaking off sagebrush. This is one of the methods of clearing off land of the sagebrush adjacent to the Minidoka Relocation Center.
Japanese American preparing a garden (ddr-densho-37-720)
img Japanese American preparing a garden (ddr-densho-37-720)
Original WRA caption: High school student plowing space between barrack building classrooms in Block 23 to prepare ground for grass, flowers, and vegetables.
Japanese Americans working outside barracks (ddr-densho-37-721)
img Japanese Americans working outside barracks (ddr-densho-37-721)
Original WRA caption: High school students clean up around their classroom barrack.
Camp hospital (ddr-densho-37-37)
img Camp hospital (ddr-densho-37-37)
Original WRA caption: High school students working part time as nurses' aides in the hospital and as orderlies.
Concentration camp new arrivals (ddr-densho-37-52)
img Concentration camp new arrivals (ddr-densho-37-52)
Original WRA caption: A family from Tule Lake Center arrives at their new home and is welcomed by residents of the block.
First Communion class (ddr-densho-37-683)
img First Communion class (ddr-densho-37-683)
Original WRA caption: First Communion class of Catholic Church at Minidoka Relocation Center, Hunt, Idaho. The Rev. L.H. Tibesar, Maryknoll Missionary, is pastor. The nuns are Maryknoll sisters from the Maryknoll Mission in Seattle where the Maryknoll group numbered 1000 Japanese Catholics and non-Catholics before evacuation.
Japanese American carpenters (ddr-densho-37-41)
img Japanese American carpenters (ddr-densho-37-41)
Original WRA caption: Carpenters at work on the high school gym.
Japanese Americans at the library (ddr-densho-37-44)
img Japanese Americans at the library (ddr-densho-37-44)
Original WRA caption: A interesting display of books containing information of value to persons planning to relocate was put up in the community library, Rec. 24, this week. Shown here with the display are H. Nagai, Japanese section librarian, and Elsie Hosogi, assistant Japanese section librarian. The library has numerous books containing information about various sections …
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