Monday, September 12, 2011
Monday's Postcard: Manzanar
If you are not familiar with this period in American History, then you really need to read up on the Japanese Internment during World War II. Manzanar was one of several internment camps around the country. There is a wonderful museum there, I highly recommend visiting. Plus it is really a gorgeously stark landscape as you can see from the postcard.
Posted by Amanda from Seattle at 6:30 AM
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I read George Takei's biography, and he talked a lot about being in a couple of these internment camps when he was a young boy. I hadn't heard of this one though. Looks like a very desolate place.
I have been there twice while on the road to Death Valley. It is definitely in the middle of nowhere.
Another good book is "Farewell to Manzanar". Heart Wrenching
Ursus and Me
"Hotel on the corner of Bitter and Sweet" deals with this time period from an old mans childhood memories.
Larvalady-ZZ (Sue Mallen)
The song "Manzanar" by Tom Russell always brings tears to my eyes...
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