Shimasaki Memorial

The Shimasaki Memorial is a speculative design proposal representative of many proposals that would mark significant historic events, places, or people of the Delta.

The Memorial commemorates the person and descendants of George Shima, known as the “Potato King.” In the early 20th century Mr. Shima was a successful Delta farmer, and became the first Japanese-American millionaire.

There are at least a dozen significant historical sites within the Large Owner Axis. These sites should be part of a vision of the Delta that includes physically preserving its past as changes are contemplated about its future.

The Memorial is sited at Bacon Island Reservoir, a water development project called the Delta Wetlands Project. The Memorial sits atop one of the DWP’s proposed pumping intake and discharge facilities.

The pumping facility is located at Farm Camp Number 3, important to Japanese-Americans and assessed to rise to the level of a National Historic District by the consultants who prepared the DWP environment impact report.

The Memorial restores the kitchen and bunkhouse building to its original elevated position and adds an archives/bath house, both sitting on an aggregate and charcoal plain.

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Shimasaki Memorial archive

Shimasaki Memorial archive

Shimasaki Memorial axonometric

Shimasaki Memorial axonometric

Shimasaki Memorial axonometric views

Shimasaki Memorial axonometric views

Shimasaki Memorial bath

Shimasaki Memorial bath

Shimasaki Memorial constituents

Shimasaki Memorial constituents

Shimasaki Memorial exchange diagram

Shimasaki Memorial exchange diagram

Shimasaki Memorial phasing

Shimasaki Memorial phasing

Diagram showing the phasing of the Shimasaki Memorial and its integration with the Delta Wetlands Project

Shimasaki Memorial plan

Shimasaki Memorial plan

Site plan of Shimasaki Memorial, showing Delta Wetlands Project pumping station integrated with new recreational facilities and the restored bunkhouse.

Shimasaki Memorial bunkhouse

Shimasaki Memorial bunkhouse

Bacon Island bunkhouse that would be restored as part of the Shimasaki Memorial.

Shimasaki Memorial wireframe axonometric 2

Shimasaki Memorial wireframe axonometric 2

Shimasaki Memorial wireframe axonometric detail

Shimasaki Memorial wireframe axonometric detail

Wire frame diagram showing bunkhouse, pools and archives.

Shimasaki Memorial, axonometric

Shimasaki Memorial, axonometric

Isometric diagram of the Shimasaki Memorial site showing pumping station, old bunkhouse, memorial, and charcoal plain.

Shimasaki Memorial, Bacon Island farm camp no. 3

Shimasaki Memorial, Bacon Island farm camp no. 3

This would be the site of the Shimasaki Memorial

Shimasaki Memorial, farm camp no. 3 site plan

Shimasaki Memorial, farm camp no. 3 site plan

Hand drawing of Farm Camp Number Three, ink on mylar.

Shimasaki Memorial, levee section

Shimasaki Memorial, levee section

Photomontage diagramming relationship between farm camp buildings and Delta Wetlands Project infrastructure.

Shimasaki Village

Shimasaki Village

These are among the buildings that will be destroyed if Bacon Island becomes a reservoir. The building on the right would be saved in the Shimasaki Memorial project. It was a bunkhouse, kitchen and dining room.

Large Owner Axis Trail

Large Owner Axis Trail

The Large Owner Axis Trail is correlated to the 2009 Peripheral Canal proposal’s “through-Delta component. The trail extends from the proposed Sacramento River diversion facility in the North Delta to the State and Federal Water Project pumps in the southwest Delta. From north to south, the elements of the trail system include: Stone Lakes NWR Trail, Snodgrass Slough Lodgecamp, Pear and Vine Trail, Delta Cross Channel Lodgecamp, Historic Settlements Trail, Staten Island Lodgecamp, Birdwatchers’ and Sportsmens’ Trail, Bouldin Island Lodgecamp, Habitat Mitigation Trail, Connection Slough Anglers’ Dam, Bacon Island Lodgecamp, Railroad Cut Anglers’ Dam, Channel Islands Trail, Double Canal Anglers’ Dam, Victoria and North Canals Estate Trail, and Clifton Court Forebay Lodgecamp

(Un)Follow the money

(Un)Follow the money

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