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Manzanar (Images of America)
Manzanar (Images of America) by Jane Wehrey 0738558087 9780738558080
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Manzanar (Images of America) by Jane Wehrey

East of the rugged Sierra Nevada in Californias Owens Valley lies Manzanar. Founded in 1910 as a fruit-growing colony, it was named in Spanish for the fragrant apple orchards that once filled its spectacularly scenic landscape. Owens Valley Paiute lived there first, followed by white homesteaders and ranchers. But with the onset of World War II came a new identity as the first of 10 relocation centers hastily built in 1942 to house 110,000 people of Japanese ancestry, two-thirds of them American citizens, removed from the West Coast. In the face of upheaval and loss, Manzanars 10,000 confined residents created parks, gardens, and a functioning wartime community within the camps barbed-wire-enclosed square mile of flimsy barracks. Today Manzanar National Historic Site commemorates this and all of Manzanars unique communities.

Author: Jane Wehrey

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 128

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

Publication Date: 2008-06-30

Our Price: $9.17

ISBN: 0738558087

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