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Our Daily Diary - July 5, 1943

This is a page from a 3rd-grade class diary at the internment camp at Topaz, Utah, where the government imprisoned people of Japanese descent during World War II. Mouse over the page to learn more. Or read the text here.

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It is the first day of Summer School. We start at 8:30 and are dismissed at 11:30 A.M.

There was a camp-wide 4th of July carnival on the week-end of July 3rd and 4th. It was lots of fun.

The Boy Scouts went camping for one week yesterday.

Edwin went to the Pig farm every day for one week to help feed the pigs.

Yesterday was the Fourth of July.

A fire extinguisher saved a barrack from catching on fire when some careless children threw sparklers on the roof.