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Four-star mother (ddr-densho-35-51)
img Four-star mother (ddr-densho-35-51)
This four-star mother is at the annual Nisei Veteran Memorial Day service. The service takes place at the Lakeview Cemetery in Seattle, Washington. This woman received her United States citizenship on March 21, 1997 at the age of 100 years. She died on June 29, 1998.
Current view of the Minidoka concentration camp (ddr-densho-35-29)
img Current view of the Minidoka concentration camp (ddr-densho-35-29)
This is the remainder of the Minidoka concentration camp. Currently, the area is used for agriculture. According to a former camp inmate, this chimney is from a room that was used as a waiting area for camp visitors.
Board with apartment number (?) (ddr-densho-35-23)
img Board with apartment number (?) (ddr-densho-35-23)
The Tule Lake Museum, located on the town's fairgrounds, contains a display of artifacts from the Tule Lake concentration camp. This wooden marker is from a barracks apartment.
Former site of Tule Lake concentration camp, California (ddr-densho-35-17)
img Former site of Tule Lake concentration camp, California (ddr-densho-35-17)
Japanese Americans at the Tule Lake concentration camp called this natural formation "Abalone Hill" because of its shape. Abalone Hill and Castle Rock are two major formations near the camp area.
Current view of the Minidoka concentration camp (ddr-densho-35-27)
img Current view of the Minidoka concentration camp (ddr-densho-35-27)
This is the remainder of the Minidoka concentration camp, which was located in the wastelands of Idaho. Currently, the area is used for agriculture. A few structures as well as several monuments mark the site of the camp's 1942 location.
Current view of barn on former Issei dairy farm (ddr-densho-35-35)
img Current view of barn on former Issei dairy farm (ddr-densho-35-35)
An Issei couple operated a large dairy farm in a town formerly known as Days, Washington. With the advent of World War II, the they were forced to sell their farm for a fraction of its worth. This is the barn that housed most of the cows once owned by couple. Days, Washington no longer exists. …
Current view of the Minidoka concentration camp (ddr-densho-35-28)
img Current view of the Minidoka concentration camp (ddr-densho-35-28)
Remainder of the Minidoka concentration camp. Currently, the area is used for agriculture. According to a former camp inmate, this chimney is from a room that was used as a waiting area for camp visitors.
Current view of the Minidoka concentration camp (ddr-densho-35-30)
img Current view of the Minidoka concentration camp (ddr-densho-35-30)
Remains of the Minidoka concentration camp. According to a former camp inmate, this is the entry to a waiting room for camp visitors.
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.
Monument (ddr-densho-35-2)
img Monument (ddr-densho-35-2)
In 1979, to commemorate the Tule Lake concentration camp, the Japanese American Citizens League and the California State Department of Parks and Recreation erected this monument, located outside the stockade area.
Nisei veteran Memorial Day service (ddr-densho-35-55)
img Nisei veteran Memorial Day service (ddr-densho-35-55)
Every Memorial Day weekend, there is a service that honors Nisei veterans. The service takes place at the Lakeview Cemetery in Seattle, Washington.
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.
Nisei veteran Memorial Day service (ddr-densho-35-53)
img Nisei veteran Memorial Day service (ddr-densho-35-53)
This service honoring deceased Nisei veterans takes place every Memorial Day weekend at the Lakeview Cemetery in Seattle, Washington.
Nisei veteran Memorial Day service (ddr-densho-35-49)
img Nisei veteran Memorial Day service (ddr-densho-35-49)
This service honoring deceased Nisei veterans takes place every Memorial Day weekend at the Lakeview Cemetery in Seattle, Washington.
Exterior of barracks (ddr-densho-35-5)
img Exterior of barracks (ddr-densho-35-5)
These barracks housed Japanese Americans during World War II. There were approximately twelve barracks to a block and six apartments per barracks. Each apartment was 100 x 20 feet and housed one family. The exterior of these barracks have remained virtually untouched since World War II.
Current view of barn on former Issei dairy farm (ddr-densho-35-46)
img Current view of barn on former Issei dairy farm (ddr-densho-35-46)
An Issei couple operated a large dairy farm in a town formerly known as Days, Washington. The farm was 1,300 acres. The property line extended beyond the area shown here. With the advent of World War II, the couple was forced to sell their property for a fraction of its worth. This is the interior of …
Puyallup memorial sculpture (ddr-densho-35-56)
img Puyallup memorial sculpture (ddr-densho-35-56)
This memorial sculpture is dedicated to Japanese Americans incarcerated at the Puyallup Assembly Center.
Artifacts (ddr-densho-35-21)
img Artifacts (ddr-densho-35-21)
The Tule Lake Museum is located on the Tule Lake Fairgrounds and houses a display of artifacts from the Tule Lake concentration camp. This is a view of the Tule Lake concentration camp exhibit. The cases primarily contain pottery and artwork that belonged to the camp inmates.
Memorial plaque (ddr-densho-35-1)
img Memorial plaque (ddr-densho-35-1)
This plaque is part of a monument erected in 1979 by the JACL and California State Department of Parks and Recreation to commemorate the Tule Lake concentration camp.
Current view of the Minidoka concentration camp (ddr-densho-35-31)
img Current view of the Minidoka concentration camp (ddr-densho-35-31)
Remains of the Minidoka concentration camp. According to a former camp inmate, the chimney was part of a waiting room for camp visitors. The irrigation canal on the right is where Japanese Americans used to swim.
Shoshone Falls (ddr-densho-35-33)
img Shoshone Falls (ddr-densho-35-33)
Shoshone Falls was a popular destination for Japanese Americans from the Minidoka concentration camp. The camp inmates had to apply for a day pass before leaving the confines of the camp to take a day trip to the falls.
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