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The blue dress

...across a black and white photo taken in Minidoka Internment Camp, a desolate area of...December 1942, that first Christmas in Minidoka. I don't think I believed in Santa...protect it from the rough, barren life of Minidoka. At the time I wondered if I would ever...
One Heart and One Spirit

...had already taken he and his family to Minidoka Internment Camp in Idaho, where nearly...after the bombing of Pearl Harbor.The Minidoka War Relocation Center, as it was called...Tanaka family dared to even mention the Minidoka years.The women both went on with their...
Coffee & Collections: 'A Dialogue with the Empty Chair Movers & Shakers'

...became best friends in 1948 when they were 8 years old, several years after the Tanaka family returned from their internment in Minidoka, Idaho. In an essay about this friendship titled "My Indomitable Friend," Margie writes, "(Neither Mary) nor either...
Juneau residents honored with Alaska Historical Society Awards

...valedictorian John Tanaka was not at his Juneau High School graduation ceremony because he and his family had been moved to Minidoka, Idaho. The community had an empty chair on the stage that year, and this year the community had a bronze chair made and...
Anchorage International Film Festival's 'Made in Alaska' category highlights work by local filmmakers

...placed at the 1942 Juneau High School graduation where John Tanaka would have been sitting had he not been incarcerated at Minidoka Internment Camp. The film was part of an exhibit at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum on view this past summer, "The Empty...
Full hearts welcome Empty Chair memorial

...completion of the beautiful chair."Added Marriott: "Although not a resident of Juneau at that time, but as an internee in Minidoka during the war, for me to experience such support from our Juneau community memorializing the local Japanese who were interned...
The empty chair and a hushed history

...testimony by Betty Marriott, who had been at Minidoka (Internment Camp), and found a, she said, during her time at Minidoka, her sister has shared stories about...justice of war camp, to join our family in Minidoka, I think he asked or some affidavits...
The history of the City Cafe

...was shipped out and later settled in Minidoka Internment Camp, at Hunt, Idaho. In...leave Santa Fe to join his family in Minidoka. By this time, John was serving in...with Mary and Alice, were able to leave Minidoka Camp and return to Juneau. The Tanner...
Music to remember's family was sent to during the war, '42-'45. It was Minidoka, in Idaho, and it's very coincidental that she had that background...story."Tada said his father didn't talk about his time at Minidoka, he's done research himself, but he said it was something...
The Empty Chair Project receives grant for $80,000

...Archives are among the items being considered. Some of Fumi Matsumoto's art pieces, focusing on the internment experience at Minidoka, will also be included," Shackelford said. Juneau's Greg Chaney will present a documentary about the removal of Japanese...


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