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Temporary agricultural work leave

Work-leave crew

Japanese Americans harvesting sugar beets on the Lundeen farm. The Tom Matsuoka family relocated permanently to Montana. Other workers were from Tule Lake concentration camp who received permission to leave during the sugar beet harvest. Front (left to right): Ray Marks, Gus Lundeen, and John Matsuzawa. Back: Rulee Matsuoka (child ...
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Work-leave crew

These Japanese Americans received permission to leave the Tule Lake concentration camp in California to work on the Garner farm for the sugar beet harvest. They are standing in front of the bunkhouse. Front (left to right): Toshio Ito, Kenji Yoshino, and Kay Yamaguchi. Back: Joe Matsuzawa, Ted Matsushita, and ...
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Work-leave crew

Ted Matsushita (left) and Toshio Ito received permission to leave the Tule Lake concentration camp in California to harvest sugar beets for Orly Garner in Utah. They are doing their laundry.
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Work-leave crew

These workers received permission to leave the Tule Lake concentration camp in California to harvest sugar beets on this farm in Utah. Left to right: Ted Matsushita, Orly Garner (the farm's owner), and Joe Matsuzawa.
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Letter from Sarah "Sade" Pyatt to Kida family

Letter from "Grandma" (Sarah "Sade" Pyatt) addressed to "folks" (meaning the Kida family), dated July 1, 1942. Asks what the work is like (in Eastern Oregon), or if they have to work at all. Warns George against working too hard in the heat for fear of sunstroke. Writes of general ...
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Letter from Sarah "Sade" Pyatt to Kida family

Letter from "Grandma" (Sarah "Sade" Pyatt) to her "children" (the Kida family) in Nyssa, Oregon, dated October 30, 1942. Writes that she hopes the war will be over soon. Describes the comings and goings of people in White Salmon, including Vickie (who takes care of Mrs. Pyatt), Mrs. Boyd, and ...
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Letter from Sarah "Sade" Pyatt to Kida family

Letter from "Grandma" (Sarah "Sade" Pyatt) to her "children" (the Kida family) in Nyssa, Oregon, dated December 2, 1942. She writes that she is angry about Kay's treatment in town. Writes that she wishes they were home. Talks about Ethel Crow, her sister Vickie, and Vickie's granddaughter Victoria, as well ...
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Envelope from George Kida to Mr and Mrs Jim Wood

Envelope addressed to Mr. and Mrs. Jim Wood of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, from George Kida in Nyssa, Oregon.
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Letter from George Kida to mother Miyuki "Kay" Kida

Letter and envelope to Miyuki "Kay" Kida from George Kida. Describes work opportunities, conditions in the camp and surrounding area. Kenjiro is picking up potatoes and George is pitching bundles. Mentions someone named Satoshi (who he mentioned having bought a checker board with in a previous letter) who he is ...
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Letter from George Kida to Sarah "Sade" Pyatt

Letter from George Kida, addressed to "Grandma" (Sarah "Sade" Pyatt). George writes that there had been a misunderstanding about his mother, writing that Mrs. Pyatt had wrote that his mother "was in the worst scrape of any of us" and so had assumed she was ill. He called the Krogmans ...
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