Name: Manzanar Relocation Center
Site Number: #850
Date Visited: 09/03/2016
Other Designation: National Historic Site (NPS-76000484)
Plaque Status: State Marker
Location: 5001 Highway 395, Independence, CA 93526
Description: In the early part of World War II, 110,000 persons of Japanese ancestry were interned in relocation centers by Executive Order No. 9066 issued February 19, 1942. Manzanar, the first of ten such concentration camps, was bounded by barbed wire and guard towers. It confined ten thousand persons, the majority of them American citizens. May the injustices and humiliation suffered here as a result of hysteria, racism, and economic exploitation never emerge again.