Diane Putnam

Diane Putnam

Posted on 10/13/2015

Photo taken on January 31, 2016

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Barracks sign

Barracks sign
From the Japanese-American and POW camp of WWII, Tulelake, California. POWs were Italian & German. This building and the tower were moved to the fairgrounds museum to preserve them. There were actually two separate camps, one near Tulelake and a higher-security one at Newell, a few miles south. The Newell camp became the largest Japanese-American internment camp in the USA. Read about the camp here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tulelake_camp

The sign was translated for me by Keisuke Togawa, a friend in Japan. It is in Old Japanese and it was difficult for him to read, but it refers to rules about the playground and the number of people who could occupy the building.

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This expression is indeed Japanese
It is the thing which is in trouble....
2 years ago.
Diane Putnam has replied to kiiti
Thank you, kiiti, I'm glad you saw this. It is a very sad part of our history.
2 years ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
2 years ago.
Diane Putnam has replied to William Sutherland
Thanks, William!
2 years ago.