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High school football game
High school football game

Original caption: "Jerome Center High School plays the Rowher Center Lightweights, Fall 1943."
"Sports were real important. We'd get up and play basketball, baseball. I was on the basketball team and I helped coach football. I remember we had to buy our own baseballs and basketballs from Sears, and our own uniforms and set up our own league. We had championship playoffs. It's funny, but I think sports were one of the key factors that kept people from going astray, or feeling dissatisfied in camp. If it weren't for those athletic leagues, I think there would have been much more dissension."
Jack Matsuoka, in Beyond Words: Images from America's Concentration Camps
Courtesy of National Archives

October 16, 1943