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Camp warehouse

This building, now a potato-processing plant, was formerly a produce-processing and storage facility at the Tule Lake concentration camp.
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Pilgrimage attendees on Castle Rock

Tule Lake inmates erected this cross on top of a formation called Castle Rock. The area below the cross is the former site of the concentration camp.
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Barracks graffiti


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Current view of the Minidoka concentration camp

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.
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Washroom foundation

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.
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Current view of the Minidoka concentration camp

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.
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Barracks and Castle Rock

A rock formation that the camp inmates called "Castle Rock" can be seen in the background. After obtaining permission to go through the gates, Japanese Americans could climb to the top of the formation.
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Artifacts, Tule Lake concentration camp

The Tule Lake Museum displays artifacts from the Tule Lake concentration camp. The teapot, tea cups, and sake cups belonged to the camp inmates.
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Current view of barn on former Issei dairy farm

This is the interior of a barn on a large dairy farm operated by an Issei couple in a town formerly known as Days, Washington. Days, Washington no longer exists. This site is currently near the town of Arlington in Snohomish County.
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Current view of the Minidoka concentration camp

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.
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