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Photograph of tarpaper sculpture at Lordsburg New Mexico Japanese American World War II internment camp historic site. By Gardiner Funo O'Kain.
Silence (Father, Mother, Sister, Brother, Ulmoris Siding, Lordsburg, New Mexico)
March 31, 2021

Ulmoris Siding, just outside of Lordsburg, New Mexico is the place where men, including my Ojiichan were unloaded under cover of darkness. They were then marched by armed guards about three miles to Camp Lordsburg, which was operated by the DOJ. That march was also the site of the infamous Lordsburg Killings.

The people who today own the property where Camp Lordsburg once stood do not allow anyone on the property. Photography of the camp hospital (now a private home) is prohibited.