Minidoka National Monument (2021)

    "The Pearl Harbor attack intensified existing hostility towards Japanese Americans. As wartime hysteria mounted, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 forcing over 120,000 West Coast persons of Japanese ancestry (Nikkei) to leave their homes, jobs, and lives behind, forcing them into one of ten prison camps spread across the nation because of their ethnicity. " - From the Minidoka National Historic Site (https://www.nps.gov/miin/index.htm).

    I never knew there were these camps in Idaho, and even less that there was one about 20 minutes from where I live. I do remember passing by a few in California when I used to live there. The walk was just under two miles and it was a nice day for it. This is the first so far I have done for 2021 and doesn't count for much, but hopefully I'll be starting some more up in the coming weeks.

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