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Death Valley

Where? : Right on the west side of hwy 395 just 12 miles north of Lone Pine.

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What? : One of the Japanese consecration camp that were built to hold US Japanese citizen during the WW2.

When? : year round


Due note: Check for open hr and arrangement during Kovid19


My thoughts: I highly recommend visiting this historic site and spend 1-2 hr at the very interesting visitor center (more like museum).


The visit:

Very interesting visit with impressive visitor center.

See, experience and learn about a WW2 dark sides for US Japanese citizens.

In 1942, the United States government ordered more than 110,000 men, women, and children to leave their homes and detained them in remote, military-style camps. Manzanar War Relocation Center was one of ten camps where Japanese American citizens and resident Japanese aliens were incarcerated during World War II. The camp hold around 10,000 people and was officially closed only at the war end.

Interesting to take the internal drive and see the camp remaining up front.