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Title: Bob Fuchigami Interview
Narrator: Bob Fuchigami
Interviewer: Richard Potashin
Location: Denver, Colorado
Date: May 14, 2008
Densho ID: denshovh-fbob-01-0019

BF: So it was quite a shock, and we had to, dust was always a problem. Amache was fairly close to that dustbowl area, and it was on the, right on the fringe. But at that time and that period of years, the dust storms were still there. There were times when we had dust storms where you couldn't see from here to the refrigerator, and yet people had to get out to go to the mess hall for, to eat three times a day, type of thing. You had to get out to go to the latrine, and it created real hardships for people. I mean, the dust storms were such that if you didn't know your way, you could get lost in a real hurry just from the barracks to the latrine. It didn't happen every day, but there were enough days when things were like that.

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