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Newell, Calif., December 31, 1945


Gift of Jack and Peggy Iwata


Photo of the Tule Lake social hall on fire from a distance. It is in the center of the picture but at a distance. Looking down at the burning building on either side of it are rows of barracks. Some people are running and some just watching.

On New Year's Eve of 1945, a fire broke out at the social hall at Tule Lake. No cause was found. December 1945

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