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Manzanar War Relocation Center
Manzanar Relocation Center, Manzanar, California. Street scene of barrack homes... - NARA - 538128 - restored.png
A hot windstorm brings dust from the surrounding desert, July 3, 1942
Manzanar is located in California
Manzanar is located in the United States
LocationInyo County, California
Nearest cityIndependence, California
Coordinates36°43′42″N 118°9′16″W / 36.72833°N 118.15444°W / 36.72833; -118.15444Coordinates: 36°43′42″N 118°9′16″W / 36.72833°N 118.15444°W / 36.72833; -118.15444
Area814 acres (329 ha)
Visitation97,382[1] (2019)
WebsiteManzanar National Historic Site
NRHP reference No.76000484
CHISL No.850
LAHCM No.160
Significant dates
Added to NRHPJuly 30, 1976[5]
Designated NHLFebruary 4, 1985[6]
Designated NHSMarch 3, 1992[7]
Designated CHISL1972[2][3]
Designated LAHCMSeptember 15, 1976[4]

Manzanar was the name of a Japanese American internment camp in California. It was near Lone Pine, California, in the desert near Death Valley. Thousands of people were kept there; most of them were Japanese people from Los Angeles. The camp opened in 1942 and was closed in 1945. Today, the camp is a National Historic Site.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Manzanar NHS". National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior. 2020. Archived from the original on April 21, 2020. Retrieved January 23, 2020.
  2. Embrey (1998), p. 19.
  3. "California Historical Landmarks – Inyo County". California State Parks, Office of Historical Preservation, State of California. Archived from the original on April 1, 2014. Retrieved February 27, 2014.
  4. "Historic-Cultural Monument (HCM) List: City Declared Monuments" (PDF). City of Los Angeles, Office of Historical Resources, Cultural Heritage Commission. July 22, 2013. Archived from the original on August 4, 2016. Retrieved February 3, 2014.
  5. "Manzanar National Historic Site: Park Statistics (U.S. National Park Service)". National Park Service. Archived from the original on February 12, 2015. Retrieved February 3, 2014.
  6. "National Historic Landmarks Program – National Park Service: Listing of National Historic Landmarks by State" (PDF). National Park Service. Archived (PDF) from the original on March 7, 2016. Retrieved June 1, 2017.
  7. "H.R.543 – Japanese American National Historic Landmark Theme Study Act". March 3, 1992. Retrieved February 25, 2013.[permanent dead link]

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