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"Barracks To House Evacuated Japanese -- The first of 350 such barracks to house 10,000 Japanese evacuated from Southern California cities took shape March 19 as carpenters worked in 10-hour shifts to build a huge reception center at Manzanar in the Owens Valley east of the rugged Sierra Nevada. Within a few days the first Japanese were to come. The big community is being prepard under the direction of Lt. Gen. John L. Dewitt of the Western Defense Command."--caption on photograph
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