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Rohwer in Desha County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Trying To Make A Home

 
 
Trying To Make A Home Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cajun Scrambler, February 21, 2021
1. Trying To Make A Home Marker
Inscription.  
Babies were born, children went to school, adults had jobs, and some people died here during the three years that the Rohwer camp operated.

The traditional Japanese family structure was threatened by the camp's communal living conditions: family life deteriorated and parental authority diminished. To combat the monotony of camp life, the War Relocation Authority provided recreational activities. Children were kept busy with judo, music classes, or boy scouts, in addition to school.

Internees had little privacy. The barracks housed several families and included only canvas cots, some bedding, a pot-bellied stove, and bare lightbulbs. Internees provided their own cooking utensils, housekeeping items, and any other furnishings. Communal bathrooms, initially built without dividers, were particularly humiliating for many internees.
 
Erected by Japanese American Confinement Sites Grant administered by the National Park Service, Department of Interior, and Arkansas State University.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Asian Americans
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Location. 33° 45.999′ N, 91° 16.88′ W. Marker is in Rohwer, Arkansas, in Desha County. Marker can be reached from State Highway 1, half a mile north of Rohwer Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rohwer AR 71666, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Making A Living (within shouting distance of this marker); A Look Back In Time (within shouting distance of this marker); Rohwer Internment Camp Veterans Memorial (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rohwer Relocation Center Memorial Cemetery (about 400 feet away); We Lived & Died Here (about 500 feet away); I Am An American (approx. 0.3 miles away); Taken Away (approx. 0.3 miles away); Rohwer Japanese American Relocation Center (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rohwer.
 
Trying To Make A Home Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cajun Scrambler, February 21, 2021
2. Trying To Make A Home Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 4, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 4, 2021, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 121 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 4, 2021, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.

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Apr. 13, 2024