• Mt. Williamson and cemetery monument

    Manzanar

    National Historic Site California

Public Law 109-441

Japanese American Confinement Sites Preservation
Congress established the Japanese American Confinement Sites (JACS) grant program (Public Law 109-441, 16 USC 461) for the preservation and interpretation of U.S. Confinement sites where Japanese Americans were detained during World War II. more...

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.