Diane Putnam

Diane Putnam

Posted on 10/13/2015

Photo taken on October 13, 2015

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From the Japanese-American and POW camp of WWII, Tulelake, California. POWs were Italian & German. This building and the guard tower were moved to the Tulelake Museum to preserve them. There were actually two separate camps, one near the town of Tulelake and one at Newell, a few miles south. The Newell site, where this barracks was, became the largest Japanese-American internment camp in the USA. These barracks were simple wood framing with tar paper covers, uninsulated against the freezing winters and very hot summers of this region. Read about the camp here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tulelake_camp

You can see the tower and an end of this building by clicking on the Location, enabling Satellite view and using Street View.

Blue rubber octopus, Gisela Plewe, Veterok., kiiti have particularly liked this photo

Cheryl Beal
Cheryl Beal
Some really powerful images in this series Diane!
2 years ago.
Diane Putnam has replied to Cheryl Beal
Thank you, Cheryl. Quite a somber history.
2 years ago.
Very interesting piece of history, thanks for providing both pictures and the info.
22 months ago.
Diane Putnam has replied to Veterok.
Thank you very much, Veterok.
21 months ago.
Blue rubber octopus
Blue rubber octopus
A grim piece of American history.

here in Colorado there were similar camps.
18 months ago.