#0934 Temporary Detention Camps for Japanese Americans - Manzanar Assembly Center

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#0934 Temporary Detention Camps for Japanese Americans - Manzanar Assembly Center

Site information:

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

This site is essentially the same as #850. 

36.72799,-118.147495

Plaque information:

No plaque specifically for #934, but there is a plaque for #850 which commemorates essentially the same thing.

OHP description:

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.

Registered 5/13/1980

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