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Military Police barracks (ddr-densho-37-801)
img Military Police barracks (ddr-densho-37-801)
Original WRA caption: Closing of the Jerome Relocation Center, Denson, Arkansas. The quarters of the Military Police at the entrance to the Jerome Center are practically deserted as most of the gurards have been returned to their home base at Monticello, Arkansas, and only a few remainded for the final closing operations.
Camp lumber yard (ddr-densho-37-615)
img Camp lumber yard (ddr-densho-37-615)
Original WRA caption: Closing of the Jerome Relocation Center, Denson, Arkansas. The Jerome Center lumber yard. Much of this lumber was cut at the center's sawmill which the evacuees operated. The remaining piles are being moved to other centers where needed. In the foreground is the scrap pile from which the residents fashioned most of their …
Harvesting mustard (ddr-densho-37-528)
img Harvesting mustard (ddr-densho-37-528)
Original WRA caption: Rohwer Relocation Center, McGehee, Arkansas. Residents of the Rohwer Relocation Center harvest a truck load of mustard on the extensive acreage they have helped cultivate near-by.
Packing mess hall dishes (ddr-densho-37-620)
img Packing mess hall dishes (ddr-densho-37-620)
Original WRA caption: Closing of the Jerome Relocation Center, Denson, Arkansas. Dishes from the center's thirty-three mess halls were carefully packed in straw and put in G.I. cans ready for shipment. Angelo Girardo of the Denver Office is shown supervising the work.
Military Police barracks (ddr-densho-37-800)
img Military Police barracks (ddr-densho-37-800)
Original WRA caption: Closing of the Jerome Relocation Center, Denson, Arkansas. "Old Glory" is lowered for the last time over the Military Police barracks at the Jerome Center. Corporal Thomas Savage stands at attention as the emblem begins its descent. As most of the Military Guards had returned to their base at Monticello, Arkansas, formal retreat …
Japanese Americans harvesting mustard (ddr-densho-37-408)
img Japanese Americans harvesting mustard (ddr-densho-37-408)
Original WRA caption: Rohwer Relocation Center, McGehee, Arkansas. One of many truck loads of mustard being harvested by the residents of the Rohwer Relocation Center on the land cultivated by the evacuees.
Camp cemetery (ddr-densho-37-527)
img Camp cemetery (ddr-densho-37-527)
Original WRA caption: Rohwer Relocation Center, McGehee, Arkansas. Rohwer maintains it's own cemetery at the edge of the center. Permanent tombstones and monuments are constructed by the residents. The plot is landscaped and cared for by the evacuees. Comparatively few are buried here as cremation is the rule among Janpanese Americans.
Leaving camp (ddr-densho-37-614)
img Leaving camp (ddr-densho-37-614)
Original WRA caption: Closing of the Jerome Relocation Center, Denson, Arkansas. Jerome residents who are to be sent to the Granada Center wait in trucks to entrain.
Camp guard tower (ddr-densho-37-624)
img Camp guard tower (ddr-densho-37-624)
Original WRA caption: Closing of the Jerome Relocation Center, Denson, Arkansas. Clara Hasegawa and Tad Mijake take a last look at the Jerome Center from the balcony of one of the camp's guard towers. The towers have not been manned since segregation was completed during the latter part of 1943 and have been popular with the …
Japanese Americans moving to a different camp (ddr-densho-37-803)
img Japanese Americans moving to a different camp (ddr-densho-37-803)
Original WRA caption: Closing of the Jerome Relocation Center, Denson, Arkansas. Military Police assist evacuees entering the chair cars for the June 13th trip to the Gila River Center.
Japanese Americans behind a fence (ddr-densho-37-799)
img Japanese Americans behind a fence (ddr-densho-37-799)
Original WRA caption: Closing of the Jerome Relocation Center, Denson, Arkansas. Evacuees still remaining in the Jerome Center wave to their friends on the train from behind the wire fence surrounding the camp. On subsequent departures they were allowed to pass through the gate and say their goodbyes at close range.
Camp landscaping (ddr-densho-37-532)
img Camp landscaping (ddr-densho-37-532)
Original WRA caption: Rohwer Relocation Center, McGehee, Arkansas. In contrast to most of the relocation center sites, many of the blocks in the Rohwer Center are shaded by trees. The residents have done much to make their tar paper barracks more livable by the planting of flowers and vegetable gardens and the building of rustic walks …
Hand grenade drill (ddr-densho-37-754)
img Hand grenade drill (ddr-densho-37-754)
Original WRA caption: Hand grenade drill. A company of Japanese-American soldiers are here shown throwing hand grenades into an open trench. The 442nd combat team at Camp Shelby is composed entirely of Americans of Japanese descent who volunteered for service in the armed forces. This unit of approximately 8000 men is undergoing intensive training in all …
Vine-covered barrack (ddr-densho-37-537)
img Vine-covered barrack (ddr-densho-37-537)
Original WRA caption: Rohwer Relocation Center, McGehee, Arkansas. Vines hide the tar paper on this Rohwer residence.
Japanese American tending a flower garden (ddr-densho-37-406)
img Japanese American tending a flower garden (ddr-densho-37-406)
Original WRA caption: Closing of the Jerome Relocation Center, Denson, Arkansas. The decorative flower gardens at the approach to the center's administrative buildings was tended up the last days by any flower lover who still remained in the center. Its fate after the final closing date was uncertain.
Camp entrance (ddr-densho-37-798)
img Camp entrance (ddr-densho-37-798)
Original WRA caption: Closing of the Jerome Relocation Center, Denson, Arkansas. Last glimpse of the Jerome Center as residents leave by train to take up their residents at another center.
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