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Jul 21, 2013 - Into the Mojave

Since its Sunday, I cooked an omelet for breakfast so we got a late start out of Bishop this morning. We continued on US 395 into the Mojave Desert. Our first stop was the Manzanar Relocation Camp National Historic Site. Like Minidoka in Idaho, Manzanar was one of 10 relocation camps established in 1942 to house Japanese who were moved from the security zones in California, Oregon, Washington, and Alaska. The 500-acre housing section was surrounded by barbed wire and eight guard towers with searchlights and patrolled by military police....

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