Minidoka Internment National Monument

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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

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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Author Jamie Fords novel is the story of a young Chinese American boy in Seattle and his friendship with a Japanese girl who is sent to the Minidoka Relocation Center in Idaho during World War II.
The Japanese and Japanese-Americans in Portland were slated to go to the Minidoka Relocation Center in Idaho.
Besides their adherence to a progressive, community school-modeled education program, Poston Relocation Center in Arizona, Minidoka Relocation Center in Idaho, Heart Mountain Relocation Center in Wyoming, Topaz Relocation Center in Central Utah, and Tule Lake Relocation Center in California seem, at first glance, to have little in common.
The Minidoka relocation center in Hunt, Idaho, opened its schools in November of 1942.
For the Minidoka relocation center, personnel and evacuee participation in curriculum decision-making was the most significant element that allowed for Hanna's vision of the community school to be realized.
Textbooks did not arrive at the Minidoka relocation center until the spring of 1943.
In these respects, the Minidoka relocation center education personnel were successful in their efforts to establish a community-based school program.
Northwest of Twin Falls, this monument includes portions of the Minidoka Relocation Center, a World War II internment camp for Japanese Americans.