• View through the barbed wire from inside the camp looking east.

    Minidoka

    National Historic Site ID,WA

People

Mess Hall at Minidoka Relocation Center

One of the over 430 mess halls handling over 9000 people.

Johnson & Son

Families gathering around the dinner table was one of the customs that was changed when people were put into the Minidoka Relocation Center.

Learn more about how family life was affected.

Family, Foods, and Dining

 

Did You Know?

Aerial view of Minidoka

Minidoka constituted the seventh largest city in Idaho while it was operational between 1942 and 1945. Boise was the largest city at the time.