[Letter to Clara Breed from Elizabeth Kikuchi, Arcadia, California, April 18, 1942]
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April 18, 1942
Gift of Elizabeth Y. Yamada
1 letter and envelope from Elizabeth Kikuchi to Clara Breed.
April 18 '42/Arcadia/Dear Miss Breed,/I am very sorry I haven't written sooner, but I was sick in bed from the typhoid fever shot. There was a sudden change in our going to Owens Valley. But we arrived safely at Santa Anita (which we call Santa Japanita) We started from the station 1:30 a.m. Reached Santa Anita 3:00. Santa Anita is a very beautiful place. You could see the big mountains. In the morning when you could see the shadows of the mountains it looks like the great preyimeds Egypt. Our camp is right near the racetracks of Santa Anita. The stables that the horses used to live in were fived over for us to live in. They gave us many things that we needed like beds, blankets, brooms, and buckets. So we are getting along fine. When we eat we always have to get in a long line about three block. We do not go school yet but we go to the Recreation park to play games. So all we do is eat, play and sleep. But in the evenings I read some of the books I bought. I enjoyed very much to take books out of the library. My mother told me to give your mother her love./Yours always,/Elizabeth Kikuchi/P.S. I was very glad to see you at the station.
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