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.
|Placed By||National Park Service|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 6:13pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||11T E 725231 N 4728733|
|Decimal Degrees||42.67810000, -114.25110000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 42° 40.686', W 114° 15.066'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||42° 40' 41.16" N, 114° 15' 3.96" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1394 Hunt Rd, Jerome ID 83338, US|
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