California Historical Landmarks in Inyo County
California Historical Landmark 850
Japanese-American Relocation Center
US 395 Between Independence and Lone Pine
Manzanar National Historic Site
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.
California Registered Historical Landmark No. 850
Plaque Placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Manzanar Committee and the Japanese American Citizens League, April 14, 1973.
Manzanar is a National Historic Landmark.