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#934:  Temporary Detention Camps for Japanese Americans - Manzanar Assembly 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:

No Plaque

Notes:

There is a state plaque for Manzanar (CHL #850) but not specifically for #934. The plaque is no longer at the location shown in this photo, but outside of the Visitor's Center.


From the Guidebook:

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.



©2009 David Schmitt