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Fresno, California: Soul Consoling Japanese Internment Tower

Simonian Farms displays vintage tractors, petroliana signs, and rural artifacts, and is home to a 25-ft. "Soul Consoling Tower" made out of wood from the Poston, AZ camp where Japanese-Americans were interred during World War II. Dennis Simonian had it built in 2015 so visitors wouldn't forget the historic injustice.

2629 S. Clovis Ave., Fresno, CA
Sanger, SE corner of E Jensen Ave. and S. Clovis Ave. In the south parking lot.
Gates open daily 9-5:30 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Soul Consoling Japanese Internment Tower

The 26-ft. tall wooden structure is made of reclaimed wood from a Japanese internment camp. Built by Dennis Simonian, who dedicated this tower to the four Japanese families who taught him the value of farming and family.

Simonian Farms also includes an Old Town museum and a collection of antique farming equipment.

[Sam Wilkins, 08/27/2020]

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