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History is not for Wimps Postcards

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History is not for Wimps Postcard - 3.5" x 5" available in four images:

1. Internment camp instead of summer camp

The identities of these Japanese-American girls are unknown, but they, and thousands of other children, were forced to leave their friends and homes in 1942. It is estimated that 120,000 Japanese-American men, women, and children lived in interment camps during World War II. 

2. A trip to the grocery store: 6 days round trip

This man, whose identity is unknown, was a gold prospector. The Klondike gold rush began in 1849 when gold was found on the Kenai Peninsula. Gold seekers came to the northwest by the thousands in search of fortune. Prospectors were required by Canadian law to bring a one year suply of food with them, which could weigh up to 2,000 pounds.

3. Invented ornery

The man in this photograph is George Hazzard, a politician and author. Hazzard was injured during the American Civil War. He then moved to Tacoma, Washington, where he became active in politics.

4. Fought two wars and smallpox

The man in this photograph is unidentified. He may be from the Nez Perce Tribe. Many Native populations were decimated by illnesses brought to Washington Territory by Euro-Americans.