Tule Lake is the location of one of the ten WWII Japanese-American interment camps. It is a piece of history most Americans are ashamed of. Pearl Harbor was bombed on December 7, 1941. Some California politicians, jealous of how the hard working Japanese-Americans were doing so well financially, they convinced Washington that many of those living here were possible Japan sympathizers or spies. So, internment camps were built and 120,00 Japanese-Americans were interned until 1946. This location held nearly 24,000 people in in over 100 wooden barrack style buildings. It was a very demeaning time for loyal American citizens, who had to endure this treatment. We visit the site, which now has only a few old wooden buildings. The barrack style buildings are all gone.
|Our campsite, all alone at a great park|
|The snow begins|
|You can't see the valley below|
|The mess hall|
|A storage building|
|A photo of the Administration Building & some barracks|
|A copy of what a guard tower looked like|