Popoff tents

Baseball in the Camps

The first year

The winter in 1942 was especially hard. Many people lived in tents waiting for shacks to be built, others lived in abandoned ghost town buildings. In most places there was no running water. The snow was heavy and ice froze indoors. When spring finally came in 1943 the weather warmed, and people’s thoughts returned to baseball.


Popoff tents, Slocan, B.C., 1942. Susumu Inouye Collection. Japanese Canadian National Museum 94/63.001.