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Camp pilgrimages

Tule Lake pilgrimage

Pilgrimage attendees barracks located on the property of a local farmer. Castle Rock is in the background.
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Memorial plaque

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.
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Boiler-room foundation (?)

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 ...
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Monument

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.
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Coal-burning heater

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.
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Electrical wiring, barracks

Original barracks electrical wiring.
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Artifacts

The Tule Lake Museum, located on the local fairgrounds, houses a display of artifacts that belonged to Japanese Americans from the Tule Lake concentration camp.
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Board with apartment number (?)

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.
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Artifacts

The Tule Lake Museum, located on the local fairgrounds, houses a display of artifacts from the Tule Lake concentration camp. The chair was probably handcrafted by a camp inmate.
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Barracks graffiti


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