Minidoka Relocation Center

Minidoka Relocation Center (HM16RP)

Location: Jerome, ID 83338 Jerome County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 40.674', W 114° 15.066'

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August 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 10,000 Japanese American victims of war-time hysteria occupied a 950-acre camp, living a bleak, humiliating life in tarpaper barracks, behind barbed wire and under armed guard.

May these camps serve to remind us what can happen when other factors supersede the constitutional rights guaranteed to all citizens and aliens living in this country.

In front of you stands the waiting room, which was often filled with visitors anxious to see and give support to friends and family restricted to life within the camp. To your left stand the guard house where all movement in and out of the Relocation Center was monitored.

HM NumberHM16RP
Placed ByNational Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 5:40pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)11T E 725232 N 4728711
Decimal Degrees42.67790000, -114.25110000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 40.674', W 114° 15.066'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 40' 40.44" N, 114° 15' 3.96" W
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Area Code(s)208
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1401-1497 Hunt Rd, Jerome ID 83338, US
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