Manzanar National Historic Site


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Manzanar National Historic Site:

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Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Manzanar National Historic Site

Address:5001 Hwy 395
Independence, CA 93526

Phone:760-878-2932
Fax:760-878-2949
Web: www.nps.gov/manz/
Size: 814 acres.
Established: Established on March 3, 1992.
Location:Just off US 395, 12 miles north of Lone Pine, California, and 5 miles south of Independence, California.
Facilities:Interpretive center (é), including exhibits, a bookstore, and theaters. Campsites, lodging, and food are available nearby.
Activities:Self-guided and guided walking tours and auto tour.
Special Features:Site of the Manzanar War Relocation Center, one of ten camps at which more than 110,000 Japanese-American citizens and Japanese aliens were interned during World War II. Among the visible remains of the camp is the camp auditorium. In addition, the stonework shells of the pagoda-like police post and sentry house, and portions of other buildings in the administrative complex remain, as do concrete foundations, and portions of water and sewer systems throughout the camp.

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The Los Angeles Community Partners (LACP) received two Public Land Corps grants that will enable students affiliated with the outreach program to work on backlog maintenance projects at Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area and Manzanar National Historic Site.
Only instead of camp guards, they'll be met by World War II veterans to celebrate the grand opening of the Manzanar National Historic Site Interpretive Center.
I noticed a picture of Manzanar National Historic Site commemorating the World War II internment of Japanese Americans in the story "Eighty Years of Advocacy" [May/June 1999].
Places like Lassen National Monument, Lava Beds National Monument and Manzanar National Historic Site, where thousands of Japanese-Americans were interned during World War II, are seeing increases in visitation, said Holly Bundock, a spokeswoman for the National Park Service.
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