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  Manzanar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Manzanar National Historic Landmark (better known as the Manzanar War Relocation Center) was a Japanese American internment camp during World War II that operated near Independence, California.
Manzanar is the best-known of ten camps at which Japanese Americans, both citizens (including natural-born Americans) and resident aliens, were detained as a "precautionary measure" during World War II.
A shrine in the form of an obelisk was built in the cemetery by a group of internees led by Ryozo Kado in 1943.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Manzanar   (757 words)

People came and went at Manzanar; like the old timers, the Sheperds, from 1870 to the break-up of their large cattle ranches.
Manzanar was started with about 500 acres of apples, peaches and pears.
At one time there were probably 2500 to 4.000 acres under cultivation, much in alfalfa, there were drains all over the place, which had required miles of trench with inverted tile buried, to drain off the water, the latter was usually turned into pasture areas.
www.livermont.com /Independence/Points_Of_Interest/Manzanar/Manzanar.htm   (1223 words)

 Manzanar Relocation Camp
Manzanar began as a Wartime Civil Control Administration administered "Assembly Center", and opened on March 22, 1942; it came under War Relocation Authority jurisdiction on June 1, 1942.
History: Manzanar was probably the most closely guarded of all the camps, due in part to its origin as a WCCA camp, to its location within the Western Defense Command's restricted zone, and the extreme hostility of the local population.
Manzanar was a relatively turbulent center; the Manzanar Incident of December 1942 exposed deep rifts within the poplulation.
www.csuohio.edu /art_photos/manzanar/manzanar.html   (405 words)

 Manzanar National Historic Site
In the early 1900's the town of Manzanar grew to be a thriving pear and apple orchard community.
Manzanar was one of those relocation centers, built initially as a temporary center it became the first permanent relocation center in the United States.
Manzanar was the only camp to have an orphanage, which housed 110 children.
www.lonepinechamber.org /history/manzanar.html   (478 words)

Manzanar gained national attention from the book, "Farewell to Manzanar." It remains the only of the 10 with an active interpretive program that tells the story of life in an internment camp.
Centers were eventually located at Manzanar and Tule Lake in California, Minidoka in Idaho, Topaz in Utah, Poston and Gila River in Arizona, Granada in Colorado, Heart Mountain in Wyoming, and Rohwer and Jerome in Arkansas.
Insights to life at camp are told in "Farewell to Manzanar," a book by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston and James Houston about her childhood years at the camp.
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Even without the hindsight of history, Manzanar's top official denounced the government's treatment of the orphans in his final 1946 report on, the camp.
Manzanar's history is well documented and has seeped into the public consciousness through books, including "Snow Falling on Cedars" and "Farewell to Manzanar." But even experts on the camps contacted by The Times had either never heard of Chil­dren's Village or knew only that it had existed.
The Army decided to move the orphans to Manzanar because it was the first camp to open and the closest to the three orphanages.
home.att.net /~hirasaki3/Manzanar.htm   (2146 words)

 PBS - Weekend Explorer - The Manzanar Controversy
"Manzanar 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 on February 19, 1942.
Manzanar, the first of ten such concentration camps, was bounded by barbed wire and guard towers, confining 10,000 persons.
Although some people were killed during "The Riot" at Manzanar, the purpose of the American Concentration Camps was only to detain the interned.
www.pbs.org /weekendexplorer/california/mammoth/manzanar.htm   (488 words)

 The Diamond at Manzanar
The baseball diamonds at Manzanar and the other nine federal 'relocation camps' comprised the very heart of the internment experience for most of the surviving internees.
Baseball, in fact, was the only aspect of the lives they'd led before their Constitution was taken away that they were allowed to keep with them during their three years behind barbed wire.
To rebuild the baseball diamond at Manzanar is to thank them for retaining their faith in this country, even when they had no reason to do so.
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 Manzanar: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Manzanar National Historic Landmark (better known as Manzanar War Relocation Center) was a Japanese American internment Japanese American internment quick summary:
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farewell to manzanar is a book published in 1972 by jeanne wakatsuki houston and james d....
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/m/ma/manzanar.htm   (1371 words)

Manzanar, which means "apple orchard" in Spanish, was a farming community founded in 1910 but abandoned when the city of Los Angeles purchased the land for water rights in the late 1920s.
Tensions subsided as the "peace of Manzanar" was established in early 1943.
Manzanar was the sixth relocation center to close, and by December 1946, it was completely dismantled except for a few buildings in the administration and staff housing area.
www.javadc.org /manzanar.htm   (2189 words)

 Farewell to Manzanar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Farewell to Manzanar is a memoir published in 1972 by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston and James D. Houston.
The book describes Wakatsuki Houston's and her family's experience being detained at the Manzanar internment camp as part of the United States government's internment of Japanese-Americans after the attack on Pearl Harbor during World War II.
Jeanne, a Nisei (American-born child of Japanese immigrants) was seven years old at the time, and had spent very little time around other Asians.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Farewell_to_Manzanar   (220 words)

 SparkNotes: Farewell to Manzanar: Chapter 22
Recognizing Manzanar as a real place with a real history makes Jeanne realize that her life really began there, which transforms her experience at Manzanar from an emotional burden she carries with her into a crucial part of her identity.
The visit to Manzanar is a way for Wakatsuki to reclaim what she lost when her family fell apart in the camp.
Though the title Farewell to Manzanar implies that Wakatsuki uses the act of writing this memoir to leave the camp behind, the final scene illustrates that the time she spent in the camp will always remain with her.
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 Manzanar Relocation Center   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Manzanar, the "apple orchard" in spanish, was named by Spanish explorers in the eighteenth century.
The prominence of Manzanar is due to several factors: it was the first of the relocation centers to be opened and among the last to be closed.
Manzanar also boasted the longest-running newspaper of any relocation center, the Manzanar Free Press which was both the first (April 11, 1942) to be established and the last to cease publication (September 1, 1945).
www.michaeldale.com /history/manzanar   (1629 words)

 The Manzanar Mangrove Initiative
The object of the Manzanar Mangrove initiative is to create whole new forests of mangrove trees in vast areas of the world where mangrove trees do not grow at the present time.
The premise of the Manzanar project is that such coastal deserts can be converted to rich agricultural fields through the culture of microscopic algae (blue green bacteria) in sea water ponds, and the cultivation of mangrove species valuable for their timber through sea water irrigation.
The Manzanar Project is named after a relocation camp in central California where GS was interned during the Second World War and first began thinking of producing food in the desert.
www.tamu.edu /ccbn/dewitt/manzanar/mangroveinit.htm   (5846 words)

 Farewell to Manzanar.
Almost everyone at Manzanar had inherited this pair of traits from the generations before them who had learned to live in a small, crowded country like Japan.
Manzanar was located in the Sierra Nevada mountains of central California; though very little of the camp remains today, there is an excellent visitors' center, with displays that tell the story of the people who lived there.
Farewell to Manzanar is the true story of one Japanese American family's attempt to survive the indignities of forced detention, and of a native-born American child who discovered what it was like to grow up behind barded wire in the United States.
tucson.home.att.net /read/manzanar.html   (485 words)

 ESL - Textbooks - Farewell to Manzanar
Farewell to Manzanar is the true story of one spirited Japanese American family's attempt to survive the indignities of forced detention...
Jeanne Wakatsuki was seven years old in 1942 when her family was uprooted from their home and sent to live at Manzanar internment camp—with ten thousand other Japanese Americans.
Manzanar War Relocation Center was one of ten camps at which Japanese American citizens and resident Japanese aliens were interned during World War II.
lpc1.clpccd.cc.ca.us /lpc/ESL/textbooks/manzanar.htm   (336 words)

 Manzanar Site and Manzanar Free Press
Before Los Angeles siphoned off all of the water in Owens Valley, before the Carson and Colorado Railroad, before the internment of our own Japanese American citizens, before the mining, sheep, cattle and agricultural pioneers, the area of Manzanar was used for centuries by the native Shoshone and Paiute indians.
Manzanar interned approximately 10,000 people (most of them American citizens) on some 6,000 acres of arid desert land.
The facility consisted of the internment camp, agricultural use areas, a reservoir, airport, cemetery, and sewage treatment plant.
www.owensvalleyhistory.com /manzanar4/page17a.html   (964 words)

 Manzanar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A shrine in the form of an obelisk was built in the cemetery by a group of internees led by in 1943.
The novel Farewell to Manzanar was written by in 1972, recounting her personal experiences in the camp as a seven year-old internee.
Ansel Adams photographs of the Manzanar Relocation Center in 1943 at the Library of Congress (http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/treasures/trm087.html)
www.pasadena.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Manzanar   (557 words)

 Manzanar - A Japanese American Internment Camp - WWII Photo Gallery by trip at pbase.com
Manzanar is one of 10 Internment Camps housing American citizens of Japanese ancestry during World War II.
On March 3, 1992, Manzanar National Historic Site was established as a unit of the National Park Service to preserve the camp remains.
The irony is that the sign states that this 'Blue Star Highway' is "A tribute to the Armed Forces that have defended the United States of America", while adjacent to it so many American citizens were prisoners of their own country.
www.pbase.com /trip/manzanar   (390 words)

 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on Manzanar at Epinions.com
Manzanar occupied land that once yielded magnificent crops of fruits and vegetables.
In his essay about Manzanar entitled "A Mistake of Terrifically Horrible Proportions," John Hersey, author of Hiroshima, writes powerfully about the events that led the U.S. to establish prison camps not unlike those one associates with Adolf Hitler's Germany or Josef Stalin's Soviet Union.
Armor and Wright conclude their text in Manzanar by noting the U.S. Army's plans, formulated in January 1947, to repeat the imprisonment of "suspect civilian populations" during future wars.
www.epinions.com /content_34763673220   (1152 words)

 Manzanar National Historic Site -- Brown Quarterly -- v. 1, no. 3 -- Spring 1997
Manzanar consisted of 36 blocks within a confined area of one mile square, surrounded by barbed wire and guarded by eight guard towers, one at each corner and four others at midway points of the camp.
The first year was spent adjusting to their new environment and its population which, through its collective strength and resourcefulness, built a city of 10,000 people, a microcosm of an American city very much like the ones they had left behind.
Manzanar was established as a National Historic Site on February 19, 1992 when the House of Representatives passed HR 102-248 by a roll-call vote of 400 to 13.
brownvboard.org /brwnqurt/01-3/01-3c.htm   (1424 words)

 SparkNotes: Farewell to Manzanar: Themes, Motifs & Symbols
Although Manzanar makes Jeanne look more closely at her fellow Japanese, she is unable to resolve the confusion she feels as a Japanese American because the camp isolates her from the American half of her identity.
After she leaves Manzanar, the shock of ethnic prejudice compels her to try to reclaim her American identity by fitting in, but her continual attempts to conform to white America’s definition of social achievement lead her to neglect the Japanese side of herself.
Ironically, Manzanar, originally a prison to the Japanese, becomes this foothold, and the Japanese are reluctant to let it go after the war.
www.sparknotes.com /lit/manzanar/themes.html   (1842 words)

The program for the 37th Annual Pilgrimage to Manzanar will have the theme "Footsteps in the Hallway: The Effect of Internment on America's Youth" it will focus on the effect of internment on America's schools and their students.
Manzanar was the first of ten relocation centers built for Japanese Americans excluded from the West Coast by Executive Order 9066 in early 1942.
With nearly 800 buildings, Manzanar was the largest wartime “city” between Los Angeles and Reno, but this city was encircled by barbed wire and guard towers.
www.independence-ca.com /manzanar.shtml   (926 words)

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