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

On Guard

Minidoka Internment National Monument

 

óNational Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior ó

 
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By Don Morfe, June 26, 2009
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Inscription. The campís entrance was a stark and constant reminder that the internees were prisoners in their own country. Even though most internees were U.S. born citizens loyal to the principles and values of the country, they were denied their civil, constitutional, and human rights. They were no longer free.

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.

Theyíve sunk in posts deep into the ground. Theyíve strung out wires all the way around with machine gun nest just over there and sentries and soldiers everywhere.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 42° 40.686′ 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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other

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markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 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); Supporting the Camp (approx. 0.4 miles away); Prehistoric Hunters (approx. 2 miles away); Hunt (Camp) (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hunt.
 
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By Don Morfe, June 26, 2009
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 2, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 505 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 2, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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