On Guard

On Guard (HM16RU)

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° 15.066'

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Minidoka Interment National Monument

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

The camp's entrance was a stark and constant reminder that the internees were prisoners in their own country. Even though most internees were U.S. born citizens loyal to the principles and values of the country, they were denied their civil, constitutional, and human rights. They were no longer free.

Today the foundations of two of the four entrance gate buildings remain, the Military Police Building and the Reception Building. The entrance gate was the most heavily guarded location in the camp. Military Police monitored the daily flow of traffic as people moved in and out of the camp. Camp visitors and internees had to wait in the Reception Building for clearance before entering or leaving the camp. Armed guards at the entrance station stood watch to make certain all complied.

They've sunk in posts deep into the ground. They've strung out wires all the way around with machine gun nest just over there and sentries and soldiers everywhere.

HM NumberHM16RU
Placed ByNational Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 6:13pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)11T E 725231 N 4728733
Decimal Degrees42.67810000, -114.25110000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 40.686', W 114° 15.066'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 40' 41.16" N, 114° 15' 3.96" W
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Area Code(s)208
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1394 Hunt Rd, Jerome ID 83338, US
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