Detail from the 9:30 AM image. Fourth of the series.
Category: [Downtown Hood River]
Tags: 1940s Alva_Day internment railroad
I am wondering if this train also stopped in The Dalles? I don't know if there were Japanese living in The Dalles, but there were families in Lyle and Dallesport.
Was there a train on both sides of the river stopping at communities.
l.e. on 12th May 2012 @ 8:19am
I don't know about The Dalles but www.historylink.org says that 1000 persons of Japanese ancestry were removed from the Yakima Valley on June 4 & 5, 1942 and they also went by train, first to the Portland Livestock Exposition grounds in Portland, then on to their camp in Heart Mountain, w
Arlen Sheldrake on 24th May 2012 @ 11:44pm
Some have wondered what could cause people to hold such hatred?! Mom said that her fathers, stemmed from his fighting in the trenches of WWI. He was in the Argonne Forest, in Germany, and was forever scarred by what he experienced there. It made his suspicious of foreigners, and bitter in the extreme, toward anyone or anything that was perceived to be a threat to our Country. Still she made no excuses for him, and it took her years to have any type of relationship with him at all. Dad on the other hand lived through the attack on Pearl Harbor, was in a twenty foot whaleboat during the attack, assisting his fellow Navymen from the hellish waters, and aided in rescue efforts long after the attack ended. He married mother in 1946, and they came back to Hood River, where he became a banker. He was one of those men, who had the courage of their convictions, to stand up for the Japanese, and gave them loans from the bank, when others would not. He told me that they were the most honest and humble people he had ever known, and they never defaulted on a loan.
Lesa on 14th March 2013 @ 5:39pm
January 30th, 1945 Oregon State Police Report to Governor Snell on the opinions of some prominent HR residents about the return of the Japanese to the area.
Arlen...your dad is quoted as is John Moore, Chief of Police Hollenbeck, Roy Hays, Tunis Wyers, Tom Johnson, William Shake, C.D. Nickelson, Hugh Ball.
l.e. on 29th August 2013 @ 8:09pm
I.e.: In regards to your query about the pickup of the Japanese in the Mid-Columbia area in May, 1942, to be transported elsewhere, I believe that NO,
the train did NOT stop at The Dalles.
I think that the Japanese who lived in White Salmon, Bingen and the Dallesport, area, as well as those Oregonians who lived in The Dalles and in Mosier, were required to report to the Hood River Train Depot for deportation.
The assembled Japanese were then taken to the Pindedale "Assembly Center", which was located a few miles north of Fresno, California.
Homer Yasui on 29th May 2015 @ 12:46am
More tentative I.D.s on the passengers for this train:
Tomio "Tom" Sumoge, left, sort of stooping in front of people sitting on suitcases.
Sagoro Asai in the train window under the "C" in [PA]CIFIC
Shidzue & husband Kamegoro Iwatsuki just to the right of the soldier in the middle
Lena Kageyama facing camera, in front of man in white overalls
Homer Yasui on 2nd June 2015 @ 9:40pm