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Monday, February 9, 2009


On our way home from Mammoth, we stopped at Manzanar
about which Wikipedia says:

Manzanar is the site of one of ten "War Relocation Centers" (or "relocation camps," "relocation centers," "internment camps," or "concentration camps" - controversy over which term is the most accurate & appropriate continues to present day) where over 110,000 Japanese Americans were imprisoned during World War II.

It is located at the foot of the Sierra Nevadas in California's Owens Valley between the towns of Lone Pine & Independence. Manzanar (spanish for “apple orchard”) is one of the better preserved of the former camp sites, and was designated the Manzanar National Historic Site.

Outside the center
Miss M standing by the miniature model of Manzanar
Lando at Manzanar
Deevs getting a family ID tag

Watching the 22 minute documentary
Miss M at the memorial

1 comment:

  1. Oh ESTHER! I can't believe you made them go to that place!!! That is so my mother!