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#850:  Manzanar Relocation Center

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Location:

200 ft W of State Hwy 395 (P.M. 673), 9.6 mi N of Lone Pine

36.72799,-118.147495

 

 

Plaque:

State Plaque

Notes:

Plaque and site are located on the Manzanar National Historic Site. Access restricted to operating hours.


From the plaque:

In the early part of World War II, 110,000 persons of Japanese ancestry were interned in relocation centers by Executive Order No. 9066 issued February 19, 1942. Manzanar, the first of ten such concentration camps, was bounded by barbed wire and guard towers. It confined ten thousand persons, the majority of them American citizens. May the injustices and humiliation suffered here as a result of hysteria, racism, and economic exploitation never emerge again.

Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Manzanar Committee and the Japanese American Citizens League, April 14, 1973.



©2009 David Schmitt