At the foot of the Sierra Nevada in California’s Owens Valley.
Jimi Yamaichi and Hiroshi Shimizu vist Manzanar. They have come to see how others tell their stories of World War II internment. Manzanar is at the foot of the Sierra Nevada in California’s Owens Valley between the towns of Lone Pine to the south and Independence to the north, it is approximately 230 miles (370 km) northeast of Los Angeles. Manzanar (which means “apple orchard” in Spanish) was identified by the United States National Park Service as the best-preserved of the former camp sites, and is now the Manzanar National Historic Site, which preserves and interprets the legacy of Japanese American incarceration in the United States.
Options, partnerships and studies.
National Park Service Pacific West Regional Director Jonathan Jarvis lends his advise as what can happen at the now Tule Lake National Historic Landmark. During his 2006 Tule Lake Pilgrimage speech at the Ross Ragland Theater in Klamath Falls, Oregon he mentions options, partnerships and studies. He recommends folks to visit Manzanar and see what they did to interpret the World War II Manzanar Relocation Center.
Jonathan Jarvis reads Tule Lake Historic Landmark declaration.
National Park Service Pacific West Regional Director Jonathan Jarvis reads the from National Historic Landmark declaration at the 2006 Tule Lake Pilgrimage. The presentation was part of an evening at the Ross Ragland Theater in Klamath Falls, Oregon. Jonathan Jarvis later would become the National Park System Director.
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