Manzanar - A Japanese American Internment Camp - WWII
Manzanar is one of 10 Internment Camps housing American citizens of Japanese ancestry during World War II. These photos show what now remains in this bleak location.
10,046 internees were housed here, including 101 children who lived in an orphanage, known as the "Children's Village".
On March 3, 1992, Manzanar National Historic Site was established as a unit of the National Park Service to preserve the camp remains. To go on a 'virtual tour' of Manzanar, go to: http://www.nps.gov/manz/virtualtour/tour/
Located off US HWY 395 in the Owens Valley about 5 miles south of the town of Independence, CA (ironic,huh?)