What am I???
*I'm in the history books*
*I'm on the side of the road, in between Mammoth Lakes and LA*
Magical Mystery Teacher and Adele were the first to give the answer to the riddle...
and Bellis was the one who narrowed it down to the exact structure!!!
This is the watchtower at the edge of the Relocation Center at Manzanar.
Left over from World War II, this center housed thousands
of Japanese Americans who were unfairly incarcerated because of paranoia that
their "connection" to Japan would jeopardize the war efforts;
regardless of citizenship, war service, or faithfulness to the US ideals.
Manzanar is a reminder of a blight in American history where
paranoia destroyed the lives of thousands.
Manzanar has been historically owned by the City of Los Angeles
and a registered Los Angeles Historic-Cultural monument.
In 1985, Manzanar was designated as a National Historic Landmark.
For more information, check out these sites...
If you're heading our way up Highway 395, take an opportunity to learn more
about these relocation camps by stopping and visiting the museum here...
there is also a driving tour with a map where you can drive through the
actual camp and identify what was where.