Tule Lake Relocation Center: Agriculture
Tule Lake was the second of 10 relocation centers built during World War II to house and segregate Japanese –Americans, though there were a variety of camps.
All photos were taken on May 26, 1943 by Carl Bigelow of the Oakland Tribune.
In the first photo, an unidentified man operates the tractor at the Tule Lake Relocation Center potato farm.
In the second photo, potato planters start out in gangs across the extensive farm acreage. Some 3,000 acres where devoted to farming.
In the third photo, men are seen sorting the potatoes.