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Bainbridge Islanders Board Train for Manzanar

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United States Army 4Fourth Infantry Division soldier helps Bainbridge Islanders load their luggage on the special train to Manzanar. Lieutenant General John L. DeWitt issued Civilian Exclusion Order No. 1 on March 23, 1942, ordering the 227 residents of Bainbridge Island in Puget Sound, a Japanese American fishing community, to pack up and move to relocation camps. Given just six days to pack, rent or sell their homes and possessions. All citizens and aliens were moved by the ferry Keholehen to Seattle, where they boarded a train to Manzanar concentration camp. The residents of Bainbridge Island were not allowed to return for four years. Many of their homes and businesses were managed by white residents. The United States Navy operated a Naval Station on the island during the war.
Image Filename wwii1160.jpg
Image Size 144.30 KB
Image Dimensions 512 x 768
Photographer Clifford, Howard
Photographer Title
Caption Author Jason McDonald
Date Photographed March 30, 1942
Location Train Station
City Seattle
State or Province Washington
Country United States
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Status Caption ©2007, ©2024 MFA Productions LLC
Image in the Public Domain

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