Minidoka National Historic Site

Minidoka National Historic Site (HM16RQ)

Location: Jerome, ID 83338 Jerome County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 40.686', W 114° 15.06'

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Garden Under Guard

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

Internees created a garden behind the Honor Roll sign. The entrance garden was a cultural expression of inner strength and patriotism in contrast to the entrance gate, a symbol of confinement and injustice. The garden spoke liberty. The gate spoke captivity.

The ornamental garden, the vision of Fujitaro Kubota, was built in June 1944 after the Honor Roll sign was erected. Using traditional Japanese gardening techniques combined with Japanese and American Symbolism, Kubota's crew built a "V"-shaped garden—perhaps symbolizing victory in war—-containing boulders, earthen mounds, stepping stones, and planted trees, shrubs, and flowers throughout. The rocks were quarried in the desert, miles from the camp. The plants were grown in the camp's nursery or donated by local communities.

Archeologist excavated and mapped the garden site in 2002.

Americanism is a matter of mind and heart?Americanism is not, and never was, a matter of race or ancestry.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1943

HM NumberHM16RQ
Placed ByNational Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 10:42pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)11T E 725239 N 4728733
Decimal Degrees42.67810000, -114.25100000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 40.686', W 114° 15.06'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 40' 41.16" N, 114° 15' 3.60" W
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Area Code(s)208
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1396-1398 Hunt Rd, Jerome ID 83338, US
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