Eastern Mojave Vegetation Manzanar, Inyo County, California.

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Manzanar, on U. S. Highway 395 south of Lone Pine, was an one of ten internment camps where 110,000 people of Japanese ancestry were sent to live during World War II. Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston's 1973 book, Farewell to Manzanar, is a very readable account of one young woman's experience there.

The town or populated place named Manzanar is four miles east of US Hwy 395 on Manzanar-Reward Road.

Before its acquisition by Los Angeles for the Owens Valley water project, the site was the center of an important fruit-growing industry, whence it received its Spanish name, meaning "apple orchard."

Elevation: 3727ft, 1136m.

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Date and time this article was prepared:11:12:45 AM, 5/10/2024.