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Hunt in Jerome County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Minidoka Relocation Center

August 16, 1942 to October 26, 1945

 
 
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By Don Morfe, June 26, 2009
1. Minidoka Relocation Center Marker
Left side of marker
Inscription. You are standing at the entrance area of the Minidoka Relocation Center, one of ten American concentration camps established in World War II to incarcerate the 110,000 Americans of Japanese decent in coastal regions off our Pacific states.

Here 10,000 Japanese American victims of war-time hysteria occupied a 950-acre camp, living a bleak, humiliating life in tarpaper barracks, behind barbed wire and under armed guard.

May these camps serve to remind us what can happen when other factors supersede the constitutional rights guaranteed to all citizens and aliens living in this country.

In front of you stands the waiting room, which was often filled with visitors anxious to see and give support to friends and family restricted to life within the camp. To your left stand the guard house where all movement in and out of the Relocation Center was monitored.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 42° 40.674′ N, 114° 15.066′ W. Marker is in Hunt, Idaho, in Jerome County. Marker is on Hunt Road 0.2 miles west of S1400E. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jerome ID 83338, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Soothing Waters (here, next

Minidoka Relocation Center Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 26, 2009
2. Minidoka Relocation Center Marker
Right side of marker
to this marker); On Guard (a few steps from this marker); Minidoka National Historic Site (a few steps from this marker); Honor Roll (within shouting distance of this marker); A Question of Loyalty (within shouting distance of this marker); Supporting the Camp (approx. 0.4 miles away); Prehistoric Hunters (approx. 2 miles away); Hunt (Camp) (approx. 2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Hunt.
 
Categories. Asian AmericansWar, World II
 
Minidoka Relocation Center Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 26, 2009
3. Minidoka Relocation Center Marker
Minidoka Relocation Center Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 26, 2009
4. Minidoka Relocation Center Marker
Minidoka Relocation Center Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 26, 2009
5. Minidoka Relocation Center Marker
Minidoka Relocation Center Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 26, 2009
6. Minidoka Relocation Center Marker
Minidoka Relocation Center Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 27, 2009
7. Minidoka Relocation Center Marker
Photos from the Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument Visitor Center
Minidoka Relocation Center Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 27, 2009
8. Minidoka Relocation Center Marker
Minidoka Relocation Center Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 27, 2009
9. Minidoka Relocation Center Marker
Minidoka Relocation Center Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 27, 2009
10. Minidoka Relocation Center Marker
Minidoka Relocation Center Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 27, 2009
11. Minidoka Relocation Center Marker
 
 
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