November 27, 2008

Ten days ago (I know, I know, I am behind in posting!) I was in Minneapolis, Minnesota to present at the Twin Cities JACL Installation Banquet. Minneapolis is historically significant in Japanese American history because it is where Fort Snelling is located. Ft Snelling was the location of the Military Intelligence Service Language School during World War II. Thousands of nisei passed through this training center before serving in the Pacific. In fact, my dad used to talk about the “Turkey Farm” at Snelling. He described the small huts that were inadequately heated with a small pot bellied stove.

The people in Minneapolis are wonderful and Densho is looking forward to returning to Minneapolis this summer to conduct interviews in partnership with the Twin Cities JACL chapter.