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Camp pilgrimages

Tule Lake pilgrimage

Jimi Yamaichi (right) pointing out something to Stan Shikuma at the former site of the Tule Lake concentration camp.
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Tule Lake pilgrimage

Pilgrimage attendees barracks located on the property of a local farmer. Castle Rock is in the background.
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Stockade wood-burning stove

In 1943, Tule Lake concentration camp became a segregation center. A stockade was built to detain those who were considered security risks by the WRA. This wood-burning stove was used to help heat the stockade.
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Former site of Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho

The Minidoka concentration camp was located in the wastelands of southern Idaho. Currently, very few structures remain and the land is used for agriculture. Part of the camp existed in this area in the 1940s.
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Exterior of barracks and Castle Rock

These barracks are now on the property of a Tule Lake farmer. A rock formation that the Japanese Americans called "Castle Rock" can be seen in the background. After obtaining permission to go through the gates, camp inmates could climb to the top of the formation.
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Artifacts

The Tule Lake Museum is located on the local fairgrounds and contains a display of artifacts from the Tule Lake concentration camp. The large searchlight is from a camp guard tower. Coal-burning stoves such as this one, presumably from barracks apartment, were the main source of heat for the Japanese ...
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Interior of barracks

These barracks are one of two owned by a local farmer. The interior appears to have been untouched since World War II.
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Exterior of barracks

Local farmers now own a few barracks from the Tule Lake concentration camp. The buildings are used for storage, have been made into homes and garages, or are abandoned, like this one. The exterior of the barracks have remained almost untouched since World War II.
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Guard tower searchlight

The Tule Lake Museum, located on the town's fairgrounds, displays artifacts from the Tule Lake concentration camp. Shown here is a searchlight from a guard tower.
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Pacific Citizen, Vol. 80, No. 18 (May 9, 1975)

Selected article titles: "Viet Exodus Stirs Racism" (pp. 1-2), "Minority One: Lesson of a Pilgrimage" (pp. 1-2), "JACL-Political Education: How Should We Seek Reparations?" (pp. 1-2), and "Book Review: A Crucial Japan-American Period" (p. 4).
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