• Mt. Williamson and cemetery monument

    Manzanar

    National Historic Site California

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Reconstructed Guard Tower #8

Guard Tower # 8 was reconstructed in 2005. A dedication ceremony was held on September 17, 2005, to honor the memory of confinement experienced by Manzanar internees. The reconstruction was made possible by a generous donation by the Friends of Manzanar.

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Friends of Manzanar (www.friendsofmanzanar.org) works with the National Park Service and other interested groups to preserve and restore the Manzanar site, and to interpret its stories, resources and lessons, for this and future generations.

We have helped Manzanar Reconstruct a guard tower, restore historic landscaping, conduct historic research, and add to its collections.

Please help us do more!

Your financial support helps us meet our goals:

• Reconstruct Block 14
• Restore the Gardens
• Support NPS Preservation Efforts
• Enhance NPS Interpretation Projects
• Participate in NPS Educational Programs


Contact us at:
Friends of Manzanar
P.O. Box 357
Independence, CA 93526

Friends of Manzanar, Inc., a nonprofit California corporation, is exempt from taxation under Internal Revenue Code § 501(c)(3) and California Rev. & Tax Code § 23701d

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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.