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Tule Lake Project Jail, Post Mile 44.85, State Route 139, Newell, Modoc County, CA



B&W Photos

HB132992
Building In Setting; View To Northeast Through Stockade Fence From State Highway 139; State Historical Landmark Plaque In Foreground, Stockade Main Gate In Middle Ground, Jail In Background; 90mm Lens.

HB132993
Building In Setting; View To East From Within Stockade Compound, 90mm Lens.

HB132994
Setting; View To Northwest Through Stockade Fence, To A Scene Little Changed Since 1945; 90mm Lens.

HB132995
Southwest (principal) Elevation; View To Northeast, 90mm Lens.

HB132996
Oblique, Southwest And Northwest Facades; View To East, 90mm Lens.

HB132997
Northwest Elevation; View To Southeast, 90mm Lens.

HB132998
Oblique, Northwest And Northeast Facades; View To South, 90mm Lens.

HB132999
Northeast Elevation; View To Southwest, 90mm Lens.

HB133000
Oblique, Northeast And Southwest Facades; View To West, 90mm Lens.

HB133001
Southeast Elevation; View To Northwest, 90mm Lens.

HB133002
Oblique, Southeast And Southwest Facades; View To North, 90mm Lens.

HB133003
Former Evacuees' Barracks Building, Now Located On State Highway 139 Approximately 3 Miles Southeast Of The Tule Lake Project Side; View To South, 90 Mm Lens.

HB133004
Stove In Main Room; View To Northwest, 135mm Lens With Electronic Flash Illumination.

HB133005
Main Room; View No Southwest, 65mm Lens With Electronic Flash Illumination

HB133006
Oblique, Main Room; View To North, 65mm Lens With Electronic Flash Illumination.

HB133007
Oblique, Guard Quarters; Shower Stalls At Left; View To South-southwest, 65mm Lens With Electronic Flash Illumination.

HB133008
Oblique, South Cells And Corridor; View To South, 65mm Lens With Electronic Flash Illumination.

HB133009
Oblique, Typical Cell (south Cells) From Door; View To South, 65mm Lens With Electronic Flash Illumination.

HB133010
Oblique, Typical Cell (south Cells) From Rear Of Cell; View To North, 65mm Lens With Electronic Flash Illumination.

HB133011
View From Rear Door; Space In Foreground Is Transverse Room Connecting North And South Cell Blocks; Room At Right Center With Screened Window Was Presumably Visiting Room; View To Southwest, 65mm Lens With Electronic Flash Illumination.

HB133012
Axial View, Transverse Rear Room; View To Southeast, 65mm Lens.

HB133013
Axial View Along North Cell Corridor, Cells At Right; View To Southwest, 65mm Lens With Electronic Flash Illumination.

HB133014
Graffiti In North Cells; 135mm Lens With Electronic Flash Illumination.

HB133015
Graffiti In North Cells; 135mm Lens With Electronic Flash Illumination.

HB133016
Graffiti In North Cells; 135mm Lens With Electronic Flash Illumination.

HB133017
Graffiti In North Cells; 135mm Lens With Electronic Flash Illumination.

HB133018
Graffiti In North Cells: 'when The Golden Sun Has Sunk Beyond The Desert Horizon, And Darkness Followed, Under A Dim Light Casting My Lonesome Heart.'; 135mm Lens With Electronic Flash Illumination.

HB133019
Graffiti In North Cells: '20 Years Old 4315 C-d Mamoru Yoshimoto 5/24/45 180 Days Kumamoto'; '18 ' ' [years Old] 1406-a Haruo Yokoi 6/17/45 270 Days Nagoya'; '31 ' ' [years Old] 5604-b Masaki Nishii 5/24/45 180 Days Kumamoto'; '19 ' ' [years Old] 1806-b M


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Item Title


Location
State Route 139, Newell, CA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS CA-2279
Building/structure dates: 1944 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1946 subsequent work
Significance: The jail at the Tule Lake Project was part of the Stockade, or Area B, a detention center established by the U.S. Army in late 1943 following a series of altercations between Japanese-American "evacuees" and staff of the War Relocation Authority. The Tule Lake Project is listed as California Historical Landmark No. 850-2.

Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. Building in setting; view to northeast through Stockade fence from State Highway 139; State Historical Landmark plaque in foreground, Stockade main gate in middle ground, jail in background; 90mm lens.
2. Building in setting; view to east from within Stockade compound, 90mm lens.
3. Setting; view to northwest through Stockade fence, to a scene little changed since 1945; 90mm lens.
4. Southwest (principal) elevation; view to northeast, 90mm lens.
5. Oblique, southwest and northwest facades; view to east, 90mm lens.
6. Northwest elevation; view to southeast, 90mm lens.
7. Oblique, northwest and northeast facades; view to south, 90mm lens.
8. Northeast elevation; view to southwest, 90mm lens.
9. Oblique, northeast and southwest facades; view to west, 90mm lens.
10. Southeast elevation; view to northwest, 90mm lens.
11. Oblique, southeast and southwest facades; view to north, 90mm lens.
12. Former evacuees' barracks building, now located on State Highway 139 approximately 3 miles southeast of the Tule Lake Project side; view to south, 90 mm lens.
13. Stove in main room; view to northwest, 135mm lens with electronic flash illumination.
14. Main room; view no southwest, 65mm lens with electronic flash illumination. The mountain visible through the windows was a landmark for the camp population.
15. Oblique, main room; view to north, 65mm lens with electronic flash illumination.
16. Oblique, guard quarters; shower stalls at left; view to south-southwest, 65mm lens with electronic flash illumination.
17. Oblique, south cells and corridor; view to south, 65mm lens with electronic flash illumination.
18. Oblique, Typical cell (south cells) from door; view to south, 65mm lens with electronic flash illumination.
19. Oblique, typical cell (south cells) from rear of cell; view to north, 65mm lens with electronic flash illumination.
20. View from rear door; space in foreground is transverse room connecting north and south cell blocks; room at right center with screened window was presumably visiting room; view to southwest, 65mm lens with electronic flash illumination.
21. Axial view, transverse rear room; view to southeast, 65mm lens.
22. Axial view along north cell corridor, cells at right; view to southwest, 65mm lens with electronic flash illumination.
23. Graffiti in north cells; 135mm lens with electronic flash illumination.
24. Graffiti in north cells; 135mm lens with electronic flash illumination.
25. Graffiti in north cells; 135mm lens with electronic flash illumination.
26. Graffiti in north cells; 135mm lens with electronic flash illumination.
27. Graffiti in north cells: 'When the golden sun has sunk beyond the desert horizon, and darkness followed, under a dim light casting my lonesome heart.'; 135mm lens with electronic flash illumination.
28. Graffiti in north cells: '20 years old 4315 C-D Mamoru Yoshimoto 5/24/45 180 days Kumamoto'; '18 ' ' [years old] 1406-A Haruo Yokoi 6/17/45 270 days Nagoya'; '31 ' ' [years old] 5604-B Masaki Nishii 5/24/45 180 days Kumamoto'; '19 ' ' [years old] 1806-B Masaharu Yoshida 5/24/45 180 days Hiroshima'; 135mm lens with electronic flash illumination.


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