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Mess hall at Civilian Conservation Corps Camp
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California State University, Dominguez Hills, Archives and Special Collections
CSU Japanese American Digitization Project
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Photographed is a mess hall at Civilian Conservation Corps Camp, Rupert, Idaho. Includes George Nobuo Naohara. The caption reads: The mess hall of C.C.C. Camp [Civilian Conservation Corps Camp] was well furnished with good kitchen appliances and tools. I was raised in Japan and did not know how to operate or use them, but I was able to figure it out. Senior people and the experienced people taught me how to cook. I was impressed by the facilities in America and admired the advanced lifestyle which was totally different from that of Issei strawberry pickers. [In Japanese]. Title from caption. A photo from "George Naohara photo album" (csudh_nao_0001), page 4.
The George and Mitzi Naohara Papers consists of photo albums and scrapbooks compiled by George and Mitzi Naohara, and other documents pertaining to the Naohara and Masukawa family. Contained are photographs, correspondence, documents, and memorabilia depicting their experiences during World War II. George Nobuo Naohara is a Kibei Nisei, and his experiences include his farm labor in Idaho and Utah, incarceration in the Manzanar, Jerome, and Tule Lake camps, and the U.S. Army language school training and Korean War. He also engaged in Buddhist activities for his whole life and there are moving images depicting Gardena Buddhist Church activities after the war. Mitzi Masukawa Naohara was a preschool teacher at the Poston camp, Arizona, and also a member of a young Nisei women's club, "Sigma Debs.” Her collected materials depict her life as a teacher and social events in the Poston camp during the war.
black and white, 6.5 x 5.5 inches
Identity and values--Kibei
World War II--Leaving camp--Work leave
Geographic communities--Idaho
Industry and employment--Agriculture--Farming
Rupert, Idaho
CSU Dominguez Hills Department of Archives and Special Collections
California State University Japanese American Digitization Project
George and Mitzi Naohara Papers

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