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

Soothing Waters

Minidoka Internment National Monument

 

—National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —

 
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By Don Morfe, June 26, 2009
1. Soothing Waters Marker
Inscription. The North Side Canal brought solace to internees homesick for the Pacific Northwest. Here in the dry Idaho desert, the canal reminded them of familiar scenes in Oregon, Washington, and Alaska, where flowing waters were commonplace. The canal was their home tie.

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
 
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

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By Don Morfe, June 26, 2009
2. Soothing Waters Marker
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 markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 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); 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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Soothing Waters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 26, 2009
3. Soothing Waters Marker
Soothing Waters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 26, 2009
4. Soothing Waters Marker
Soothing Waters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 26, 2009
5. Soothing Waters Marker
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By Duane Hall, September 15, 2010
6. Soothing Waters Marker
North Side Canal image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, September 15, 2010
7. North Side Canal
As viewed from marker
 
 
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 522 times since then and 77 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 2, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234.   6, 7. submitted on February 14, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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