• Mt. Williamson and cemetery monument


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Park Ranger with Volunteers. NPS Photo.
Park Ranger Richard Potashin with long time Manzanar volunteers, Marty and Sue Powell. The Powells present a living history program for visitors based on the experiences of Sue's family members who lived in the orchard community of Manzanar.
NPS Photo.

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Manzanar National Historic Site
P.O. Box 426
5001 Highway 395
Independence, CA 93526

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Did You Know?

Aerial view of Manzanar today. Photo by Michael Wehrey.

The city of Los Angeles gets much of its water from the Owens Valley, and it owns the majority of the land on the valley floor. The federal government leased the land for the camp from Los Angeles because it was vacant and had water.