Manzanar National Historic SiteLife at Manzanar was uncertain, but the prospect of dying behind barbed wire, far from home, may have been unthinkable. On May 16, 1943, Matsunosuke Murakami, 62, became the first of 150 men, women, and children to die in camp. He and 14 others, most infants and older men without families, were laid to rest in this cemetery outside the barbed wire fence in an old peach orchard from Manzanar's farming era. Here, in the shadow of majestic Mt. Williamson, their somber funerals and memorials were attended by hundreds of mourners.
|Placed By||National Park Service and US Department of the Interior National Wild and Scenic River Systems|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 11:28am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||11S E 396201 N 4065084|
|Decimal Degrees||36.72580000, -118.16240000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 36° 43.548', W 118° 9.744'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||36° 43' 32.88" N, 118° 9' 44.64" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 73-79 Unnamed Road, St Augustine CA 32084, US|
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