Sunshine Valley - Sumallo River

Bill Robinson's Cabin
Bill Robinson
"Bill Robinson's Cabin"

Camp Defiance (Foundation Mines) exists today
on the banks of the Sumallo River

Photo - 1921

Bill Robinson - the man on the left

After the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941 “Tashme”
was used as a Japanese internment camp.

Between 1942 and 1946 twenty-four hundred
Japanese-Canadian people were housed there.

The site is currently the community of Sunshine Valley.

In Hope, there's a
“Tashme Friendship Garden”
dedicated to the Japanese-Canadians who
were interned during
World War II.


Photo - early 194o's