Manzanar Internment Camp

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Shortly after leaving Bishop, we happened upon the Internment camp Mom had mentioned. It was right off the roadside so we at least pulled over to check it out for a minute.  Turns out it is basically a drive around tour.  It did not seem like it would take that long so we opted to do it!  We drove around to see the various sites of buildings that once stood on the camp.  A few places had a few stone remnants from the buildings and then we came upon the memorial and pet cemetary.  We stopped for a second and got out to take a couple photos.  We were the only ones around except for one other car that had pulled over right after us.  I had no clue this even existed out here but am glad we took the time to drive around. 

After visiting Auschwitz, it was interesting to see a Japanese Internment camp. I read that Manzanar is considered the best preserved but there was very little still visible.  Prior to the war, the area was apparently inhabited by Native Americans but abandoned around 1929. 

poohstanggt says:
Unfortunately, it was part of a 16 hour road trip that was never supposed to be so we didn't have time to really stop - we were there just as the area was supposed to close and we were losing daylight quickly. We left Sacramento that morning and was supposed to be in Las Vegas already for a bachelorette party. Had we had the time, we would've definitely stopped.
Posted on: Jun 26, 2010
mtntrekker says:
Manzanar isn't just a drive around tour! Next time, stop at the interpretive center- it's well worth the stop and very well done.
Posted on: Jun 23, 2010
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