Nowhere to Remember: Hanford, White Bluffs, and Richland to 1943 (Paperback)

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By Robert Bauman (Editor), Robert Franklin (Editor)
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Drawn from Hanford History Project personal narratives, Nowhere to Remember highlights life in Hanford, White Bluffs, and Richland--three small eastern Washington agricultural communities where Euro-American settlers transformed acres of sagebrush into fruit orchards and neighbors helped neighbors. But in 1943, families received evacuation orders, and Manhattan Project restrictions meant they could not return.

Covering settlement and development, the arrival of irrigation, dependence on railroads, Great Depression struggles, and World War II-era experiences, the volume examines regional trade and transportation within the context of American West history. It also details the tight bonds between early residents and early twentieth century experiences of the region's women, utilizes oral histories to tell forced removal stories, and finally, conveys displaced occupants' reactions to their loss.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780874223606
ISBN-10: 0874223601
Publisher: Washington State University Press
Publication Date: October 1st, 2018
Pages: 224
Language: English