Hunt (Camp)

Hunt (Camp) (HM163K)

Location: Jerome, ID 83338 Jerome County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 39.744', W 114° 17.106'

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Minidoka Interment National Monument

— National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —

Excluded from their west coast homes by military authorities, more than 9000 Japanese Americans occupied Hunt Relocation Camp 4 miles north of here between 1942 & 1945.
Until they could resettle in other places, they live in wartime tarpaper barracks in a dusty desert, where they helped meet a local farm labor crisis, planting and harvesting crops. Finally a 1945 Supreme Court decision held that United States citizens no longer could be confined that way, and their camp became Idaho's largest ghost town.
HM NumberHM163K
Series This marker is part of the Idaho: Idaho State Historical Society series
Marker Number340
Placed ByIdaho Historical Society and Idaho Transportation Department
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 7:44am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11T E 722501 N 4726899
Decimal Degrees42.66240000, -114.28510000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 39.744', W 114° 17.106'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 39' 44.64" N, 114° 17' 6.36" W
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Area Code(s)208
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 491-499 Hunt Rd, Jerome ID 83338, US
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