March 12, 2017

Pleasant Valley, Manzanar, Alabama Hills


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Pleasant Valley with snowy mountains

Heavily snow-covered Mount Tom and the Wheeler Crest in the Sierra Nevada rise to the west of Pleasant Valley on the Owens River. The White Mountains are seen to the east.

Pleasant Valley, near Bishop, California

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Owens Valley Aqueduct north of the Alabama Gates

An unlined ditch section of the Los Angeles Aqueduct just north of the Alabama Hills. Lush riparian vegetation, mostly willows, has just been removed from the canal banks.

near Manzanar in Owens Valley, California

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Reconstructed guard tower number 8 at Manzanar

One guard tower (of the original eight) has been authentically recreated at the northeast corner of the Manzanar Relocation Camp. It is a landmark easily visible from Highway 395.

Manzanar National Historic Site, California

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Basketball court at Manzanar

A basketball court outlined in stones between recreated buildings of the Manzanar camp.

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Women's toilets at Manzanar

A lack of privacy in the toilets and bathing areas was one of the most resented features of the military-style camp.

Manzanar National Historic Site, California

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Tar-paper buildings at Manzanar

Only a few of the original buildings have been restored or re-created at the Manzanar camp. Rows of stones, concrete block foundations, and small signs show the locations of hundreds of other buildings.

Manzanar National Historic Site, California

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Dining hall at Manzanar

Recreation of a mess hall and kitchen at the Manzanar Relocation camp.

Manzanar National Historic Site, California

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Family apartment at Manzanar

Originally the dormitory buildings at Manzanar were grim and bare, but over time some families managed to furnish and decorate them.

Manzanar National Historic Site, California

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Displays on internee self-governance

Internees at Manzanar were responsible for many of the camp's operations and a certain degree of self-government.

Manzanar National Historic Site, California

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Welcome to Manzanar

The ironically titled display "Welcome to Manzanar" and a recreation of the original spartan nature of the barracks.

Manzanar National Historic Site, California

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Pond and stonework in a Japanese garden at Manzanar

Some gardens were built by individual families, such as this one in Block 33. Others were in the public spaces, especially near the mess halls and medical facilities. A total of 14 gardens have been identified by the park service.

Manzanar National Historic Site, California

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Merritt Park at Manzanar

Merritt Park, constructed primarily by Tak Muto and Kuichiro Nishi, was the most elaborate garden. Its one and a half acres had lawns, trees, and ponds with bridges and a waterfall.

Manzanar National Historic Site, California

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Bridge and stones at Manzanar's Merritt Park

Water diverted from a nearby stream made Merritt Park and other gardens lush and green during the life of the camp. When Manzanar closed down the ponds filled with sand and the plants, other than the tough locust trees, died. In 2008 Kuichiro Nishi's descendants dug out the ponds and partly restored the park.

Manzanar National Historic Site, California

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Garden at the Manzanar Hospital

This must have been a lovely Japanese-style garden when created, supplied with water from a mountain stream.

Manzanar National Historic Site, California

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Stream diversion at Manzanar

Internees created this diversion from a branch of Shepherd Creek to provide water for gardens and agriculture at Manzanar.

Manzanar National Historic Site, California

March 12, 2017
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Water development at Manzanar

Part of the stream diversion system created by internees at Manzanar.

Manzanar National Historic Site, California

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Manzanar reservoir

This concrete-lined reservoir stored water for the gardens and fields at the Manzanar camp.

Manzanar National Historic Site, California

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Cemetery monument at Manzanar

The concrete obelisk in the Manzanar Cemetery was created in 1943 by stonemason Ryozo Kado with advice from Buddhist priest Shinjo Nagatomi. Labor was provided by Block 9 residents and the Young Buddhist Association. The characters mean "Erected by the Manzanar Japanese, August 1943".

Manzanar National Historic Site, California

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East side of the Manzanar Monument

The primary view of the Manzanar Cemetery obelisk is with the Sierra Nevada behind it. The characters on the east side read "I REI TO", which means "soul consoling tower". It now serves as a focal point for the annual pilgrimage and commemorative ceremonies.

Manzanar National Historic Site, California

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Sentry posts at the entrance to Manzanar

The two sentry post buildings at the main camp entrance were designed by Kuichiro Nishi and built by the internees.

Manzanar National Historic Site, California

March 12, 2017
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Alabama Hills campsite by moonlight

Hundreds of undeveloped campsites are scattered throughout the Alabama Hills. With no town nearby and other campers scattered far and wide it is a quiet and peaceful place to spend a night.

Alabama Hills Recreation Area, near Lone Pine, California

March 12, 2017
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accession number: 2017-03-12 21
state: california-southern-eastern
region: california-east-sierra
locality: movie-flat-alabama-hills-california

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