What's that, no water here? There was in the early 1940's
Open your imagination and see a Japanese garden with water running down a stream into a pond.
Ten thousand people, most of them American citizens were sent to Manzanar. They had done nothing wrong, they were there simply because there ancestors had been born in Japan. Many tried to make the best of a bad situation and tried to bring some beauty into this bleak landscape. With water and care, this desert can bloom but it is hot, windy and dusty in summer and bitter cold in the winter. The barracks, hastily built, offered inadequate protection.
I'll have more on Manzanar latter in the week.
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