Minidoka Internment National Monument (NRIS 79000791)
Idaho. County/parish: Jerome.
1 contributing site.
Added to the National Register of Historic Places
July 10, 1979.
Also known as:
- Camp Minidoka
- Minidoka Relocation Center
- Minidoka National Historic Site
- Minidoka National Historic Site is a National Historic Site in the western United States. It commemorates the more than 9,000 Japanese Americans who were imprisoned at the Minidoka War Relocation Center during the Second World War.Located in the Magic Valley of south central Idaho in Jerome County, the site is in the Snake River Plain, a remote high desert area north of the Snake River. It is 17 miles (27 km) northeast of Twin Falls and just north of Eden, in an area known as Hunt. The site is administered by the National Park Service of the U.S. Department of the Interior, and was originally established as the Minidoka Internment National Monument in 2001. Its elevation is just under 4,000 feet (1,220 m) above sea level. (read more...)
National Park Service documentation: https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/79000791