Minidoka Internment National Monument

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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Minidoka Internment National Monument:

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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Minidoka Internment National Monument

Address:PO Box 570
Hagerman, ID 83332

Phone:208-837-4793
Fax:208-837-4857
Web: www.nps.gov/miin/
Size: 73 acres.
Established: Authorized on January 17, 2001.
Location:In south-central Idaho, 17 miles northeast of Twin Falls and 21 miles East of Jerome.
Facilities:No visitor information at the monument. There is a display located at Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument Visitor Center that includes historic and modern pictures, information, and brochures.
Activities:Self-guided walk.
Special Features:Park commemorates the hardships and sacrifices of Japanese Americans interned there during World War II. Also known as the 'Hunt Camp', the Minidoka Relocation Center was a 33,000-acre site with more than 600 buildings and a total population of about 13,000 internees held from Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. It was in operation from August 1942 until October 1945 and constituted the seventh largest city in Idaho while it was operational. Most of the site's buildings and structures of the original camp have been removed. The site includes the remains of the entry guard station, waiting room, ornamental rock garden and commemorative plaques.

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Would anyone want us to eliminate Manzanar National Historic Site in California and Minidoka National Historic Site in Idaho because they preserve World War II internment camps for Japanese Americans?
Wendy Janssen, superintendent of Minidoka National Historic Site and Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument in Idaho, will discuss "Remembering the Japanese American Interments: the Future of Minidoka National Historic Site.
In recent years, park supporters helped nix proposals for power lines through the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River and Minidoka National Historic Site, and around Joshua Tree National Park, but others are sure to follow; several Civil War sites in the East already have power lines on adjacent land, making it nearly impossible to imagine the landscape 150 years ago.