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Tule Lake pilgrimage (ddr-densho-11-2)
img Tule Lake pilgrimage (ddr-densho-11-2)
Pilgrimage attendees barracks located on the property of a local farmer. Castle Rock is in the background.
Memorial plaque (ddr-densho-11-11)
img Memorial plaque (ddr-densho-11-11)
This plaque was placed at the base of the cross on Castle Rock on October 2, 1982. The plaque honors Christian ministers who served the inmates at the Tule Lake concentration camp.
Tule Lake pilgrimage (ddr-densho-11-3)
img Tule Lake pilgrimage (ddr-densho-11-3)
Pilgrimage attendees barracks located on the property of a local farmer. Castle Rock is in the background.
Evening program, Tule Lake pilgrimage (ddr-densho-11-9)
img Evening program, Tule Lake pilgrimage (ddr-densho-11-9)
At the Tule Lake pilgrimage, an evening program was held to honor the inmates and remember the incarceration experience. The person shown here is playing a shime taiko drum while slides taken during the incarceration are being shown in the background.
Stockade wood-burning stove (ddr-densho-11-8)
img Stockade wood-burning stove (ddr-densho-11-8)
In 1943, Tule Lake concentration camp became a segregation center. A stockade was built to detain those who were considered security risks by the WRA. This wood-burning stove was used to help heat the stockade.
Exterior of barracks (ddr-densho-35-42)
img Exterior of barracks (ddr-densho-35-42)
Local farmers currently own several barracks from the Tule Lake concentration camp. Some barracks have been made into homes, while others, like the one shown here, have been converted into storage areas.
Guard tower foundation (?) (ddr-densho-35-3)
img Guard tower foundation (?) (ddr-densho-35-3)
This foundation remnant, presumably from a guard tower, is located outside the barbed-wire fence surrounding the stockade.
Exterior of barracks and Castle Rock (ddr-densho-35-4)
img Exterior of barracks and Castle Rock (ddr-densho-35-4)
These barracks are now on the property of a Tule Lake farmer. A rock formation that the Japanese Americans called "Castle Rock" can be seen in the background. After obtaining permission to go through the gates, camp inmates could climb to the top of the formation.
Exterior of barracks (ddr-densho-35-15)
img Exterior of barracks (ddr-densho-35-15)
These barracks are one of two owned by a local farmer. The exterior has not been renovated.
Artifacts, Tule Lake concentration camp (ddr-densho-35-38)
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.
Coal-burning heater (ddr-densho-35-25)
img Coal-burning heater (ddr-densho-35-25)
The Tule Lake museum, located on the town's fairgrounds, contains artifacts from the Tule Lake concentration camp. Coal-burning heaters such as the one shown here were the primary source of heat for the camp inmates.
Washroom foundation (ddr-densho-35-19)
img Washroom foundation (ddr-densho-35-19)
This is a foundation from an old washroom. The Japanese Americans in camp did not have private washrooms, showers, toilets, or laundries. Each block, made up of approximately twelve barracks, shared such facilities.
Exterior of barracks (ddr-densho-35-6)
img Exterior of barracks (ddr-densho-35-6)
Local farmers now own a few barracks from the Tule Lake concentration camp. The buildings are used for storage, have been made into homes and garages, or are abandoned, like this one. The exterior of the barracks have remained almost untouched since World War II.
Washroom foundation (ddr-densho-35-18)
img Washroom foundation (ddr-densho-35-18)
This is a foundation from an old washroom. The Japanese Americans in camp did not have private washrooms, showers, toilets, or laundries. Each block, made up of approximately twelve barracks, shared such facilities.
Interior of barracks (ddr-densho-35-16)
img Interior of barracks (ddr-densho-35-16)
These barracks are one of two owned by a local farmer. The interior appears to have been untouched since World War II.
Boiler-room foundation (?) (ddr-densho-35-20)
img Boiler-room foundation (?) (ddr-densho-35-20)
This is believed to be the foundation of an old boiler room. The barracks apartments did not have running water. If a Japanese American wanted water, he or she would have to go to a communal facility such as the washroom. The boiler heated the water for the washroom, shower, and laundry.
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