Minidoka Internment National Monument
— National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Internees spent hours sitting on the canal listening to and watching the soothing waters. Anglers in the camp demonstrated their skill catching fish from waters deemed---caught brought moments of escape----and confinement of camp life.
“Last night I walked to the river bank…reflected in the water were beautiful, and the sagebrush on the plain was red with the sun. I cried and prayed to God while gazing at the setting sun.”
Louis Fiset, Minidoka Internee.
NOT LIKE HOME. (inset photo at bottom of the marker) Torn from their homes, these two Bainbridge Island, Washington women watched longingly as the lush Pacific Northwest landscape faded from their ferry’s view. When they finally arrived at Minidoka after 10 months at Camp Harmony and Manzanar, they found few reminders of home. March 1942
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Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Asian Americans • Civil Rights • War, World II. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1942.
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. 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 Relocation Center (here, next 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); Symbols of Imprisonment (within shouting distance of this marker); Running a Camp (about 400 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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