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Distant View of A Question of Loyalty Marker image, Touch for more information
By Don Morfe, June 26, 2009
Distant View of A Question of Loyalty Marker
Idaho (Jerome County), Hunt — A Question of Loyalty
The Honor Roll sign listed the names of Minidoka men and women who served in World War II, attesting to their honor and loyal citizenship. But not all viewed honor and loyalty in the same way. The government issued a questionnaire in early 1943 to . . . — Map (db m71748) HM
Idaho (Jerome County), Hunt — Honor RollMinidoka Relocation Center
Nearly every relocation center built an Honor Roll sign listing the names of Japanese American internees serving in World War II. Minidoka's sign, which stood near the rock garden, was erected on October 14, 1943. By the war's end nearly 1,000 names . . . — Map (db m71749) HM
Idaho (Jerome County), Hunt — 340 — Hunt (Camp)Minidoka Internment National Monument — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Excluded from their west coast homes by military authorities, more than 9000 Japanese Americans occupied Hunt Relocation Camp 4 miles north of here between 1942 & 1945. Until they could resettle in other places, they live in wartime tarpaper . . . — Map (db m61972) WM
Idaho (Jerome County), Hunt — Minidoka National Historic SiteGarden Under Guard — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Internees created a garden behind the Honor Roll sign. The entrance garden was a cultural expression of inner strength and patriotism in contrast to the entrance gate, a symbol of confinement and injustice. The garden spoke liberty. The gate spoke . . . — Map (db m62957) HM WM
Idaho (Jerome County), Hunt — Minidoka Relocation CenterAugust 16, 1942 to October 26, 1945
You are standing at the entrance area of the Minidoka Relocation Center, one of ten American concentration camps established in World War II to incarcerate the 110,000 Americans of Japanese decent in coastal regions off our Pacific states.

Here . . . — Map (db m62956) HM

Idaho (Jerome County), Hunt — On GuardMinidoka Internment National Monument — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
The camp’s 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, . . . — Map (db m62961) HM WM
Idaho (Jerome County), Hunt — 276 — Prehistoric Hunters
Bone fragments of extinct species of ground sloth, horse, camel, and elephant found in a nearby cave mingle with weapons and radiocarbon dates from Idaho’s earliest hunters.

Archaeologists have confirmed that people camped here at least 10,000 . . . — Map (db m62963) HM

Idaho (Jerome County), Hunt — Soothing WatersMinidoka Internment National Monument — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
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 . . . — Map (db m62962) HM
Idaho (Jerome County), Hunt — Supporting the Camp
Toshio Toyoji and his 44 whse. (warehouse) 20 carpenters make and finish practically all of the office furniture. They remodel and alter barracks for schools and evacuee housing as well as the staff housing. The project sign shop is also . . . — Map (db m71760) HM
Idaho (Jerome County), Jerome — Censored Mail
The few letters that we did receive were inked out in black. And some ... had holes, I think they cut it out with razors so you had a holey letter. Marion Tsutakawa Kanemoto The camp's internee-run post office stood here. Hunt Post . . . — Map (db m138514) HM
Idaho (Jerome County), Jerome — Running a Camp
War Relocation Authority (WRA) administration buildings lined the road where you stand. The main complex stood here, four barracks-style buildings tied together with a central passage. Camp Project Director Harry L. Stafford had his office here. . . . — Map (db m138513) HM
Idaho (Jerome County), Jerome — Swimming Hole
The North Side Canal Company has given permission to take water from its canals for the pools. Warnings have been issued to all residents not to bathe or swim in the canal as it has a deep and treacherous current. -- Arthur Kleinhopf, Minidoka . . . — Map (db m138512) HM
Idaho (Jerome County), Jerome — Symbols of Imprisonment
The sentry towers are always silhouetted in the distance. It is not enough that they are not being used - to the residents they stand waiting for the day when they will be used. The eight sentry towers are ever present as a symbol of their . . . — Map (db m138515) HM
Idaho (Jerome County), Twin Falls — 326 — Emigrant Road
More than a century ago, fur trappers and emigrants followed an old Indian trail that crossed here on its way to Oregon. Hudson's Bay Company traders preferred this route between Fort Hall and Fort Boise, but early emigrant wagons had to . . . — Map (db m31500) HM

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