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Cultural Landscape Report

Manzanar National Historic Site (Classic Reprint)


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Cultural Landscape Report by National Park Service
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Excerpt from Cultural Landscape Report: Manzanar National Historic Site On February 19, 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, leading to the relocation and internment of Japanese Americans. To carry out the order, the United States Government established 10 War Relocation Centers in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Wyoming, Utah, Idaho, and Colorado. Manzanar was the first center to open as the Owens Valley Reception Center. It held a total of Japanese American citizens and Japanese immigrants during World War II. On March 5, 1942, approximately one week after the Manzanar site was chosen, the us. Corps of Engineer's office in Los Angeles solicited bids for the construction of barracks, utilities, and other camp infrastructure. The first truckloads of lumber arrived on March 14. In the following days, workers began clearing the land and constructing the buildings. By April, buildings were being raised at the rate of two an hour and board feet of lumber were being used every 10 minutes. Construction continued at this pace over several months. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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February 11th, 2018
180 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
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