New Travel Plans

Life is what happens while you’re making other plans. Several people have asked me if I am going to all the camps at once.  Here is my New Plan for visiting the ten camps:

  • Manzanar – Late April, this year.
  • Heart Mountain, Minidoka, & Topaz – September, this year.
  • Gila River, Poston, Granada, Jerome, & Rohwer – May, next year.
  • Tule Lake – Several times in between, and at the end.

Tule Lake is close by,  just across the border, south of Klamath Falls, Oregon.  So, I can visit frequently… Tule Lake was the largest and the worst of the camps in many regards. It was the place where dissidents, and/or those whom the government viewed as disloyal, were transported.  Tule Lake had a notoriously crowded jail.  It was the camp from which many Americans of Japanese descent were deported to Japan.  It was the camp from which many Americans had their citizenship literally stripped from them, without due process.  In the midst of the complexity of the WRA, Tule Lake will require much more work in order to understand it.  More about that later…

My next post about the supporters and opponents of FDR’s Executive Order 9066 will follow in a day or so…

Grace and peace,


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2 Comments on “New Travel Plans

  1. Art – There’s the stuff of memoir here. Thinking of writing? P.

    Read widely. Life Fully. Let’s be friends.


    Peter Gibb “Memoir & Mindfulness”



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