Manzanar National Historic Site


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Manzanar National Historic Site:

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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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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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Thankfully, the era of Manzanar's neglect has ended, especially since the opening of the Manzanar National Historic Site Interpretive Center in April 2004.
The more we are able to diversify where we're telling this story, the better chance we'll have of getting the message out," says Tom Leatherman, superintendent of Manzanar National Historic Site in California.
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.
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].
Three National Park Service (NPS) sites, Women's Rights National Historical Park, the Underground Railroad Network to Freedom, Manzanar National Historic Site, and a Park Service affiliated area, the Lower East Side Tenement Museum (see Historic Highlights, November/December 1999), have entered into partnership with seven museums from around the world to form the coalition.
I would like to share a story about one of my favorite parks: Manzanar National Historic Site in Owens Valley, California.