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Lesson One Lily Fujimoto Taka Oral History

Lily Fujimoto was pregnant with her first child when she was relocated with her family to Poston, Arizona. She left Poston and moved with her husband, brother and daughter to Des Moines, Iowa, before returning to Riverside in the 1980’s.
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"So we boarded the bus and we were – oh, they wouldn't tell us where we were going. We had to pull our shades down. And we landed in Poston, Arizona. It was a hot day, and when we got down on the ground – the camp had just been made, so the dirt had not been settled – our feet would sink down into the sand up to our ankles. It was terrible."
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