Manzanar Guard Tower
The 500 acre housing section of Manzanar was surrounded by barbed wire and eight guard towers with search lights and patrolled by military police. Executive order 9066 ordered the removal of all Japanese Americans from the West Coast and into internment camps, regardless of citizenship, after Pearl Harbor was bombed in World War II. Two thirds of all Japanese Americans interned at Manzanar were American citizens by birth, many of whom had lived in the United States for decades, but who, by law, were denied citizenship. A total of 11,070 Japanese Americans were processed through Manzanar. Yet, no Japanese Americans were charged with espionage. Photo information: Canon 7D Mk II, Tamron SP 15-30, f/2.8, 1/100 sec, f/16, @30 mm, ISO 320, processed in Adobe Lightroom. (c) 2015, Kevin Gilligan, All Rights Reserved.
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