Minidoka Internment National Monument
— National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Today the foundations of two of the four entrance gate buildings remain, the Military Police Building and the Reception Building. The entrance gate was the most heavily guarded location in the camp. Military Police monitored the daily flow of traffic as people moved in and out of the camp. Camp visitors and internees had to wait in the Reception Building for clearance before entering or leaving the camp. Armed guards at the entrance station stood watch to make certain all complied.
They’ve sunk in posts deep into the ground. They’ve strung out wires all the way around with machine gun nest just over there and sentries and soldiers everywhere.
Erected by National Park Service.
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Asian Americans
Location. 42° 40.686′ N, 114° 15.066′ W. Marker is in Hunt, Idaho, in Jerome County. Memorial is on Hunt Road 0.2 miles west of S1400E. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jerome ID 83338, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Minidoka National Historic Site (a few steps from this marker); A Question of Loyalty (a few steps from this marker); Honor Roll (a few steps from this marker); Minidoka Relocation Center (a few steps from this marker); Soothing Waters (a few steps from this marker); Symbols of Imprisonment (within shouting distance of this marker); Running a Camp (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Censored Mail (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hunt.
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