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Baseball Home Plate

Camp planners left wide spaces between residential blocks to prevent the rapid spread of fire. Internees quickly put these fire breaks to use as recreational areas. This wooden home plate was used in the camp’s main baseball diamond on the northeast side of camp. “Without baseball,” said one internee, “life at Manzanar would have been miserable.”

Wood. W 43, H 43 cm

Manzanar National Historic Site, MANZ 3086