"Construction Pushed On Japanese Community -- Carpenters rushed work March 19 on the first of 25 blocks of barracks at Manzanar, in California's alien and American-born Japanese to be evacuated from Southern California cities beginning March 23. Each block will have 14 barracks, recreation hall, mess hall, laundry and other service units. In addition, a 150--bed hospital will be erected for the model community, which will house 10,000 Japanese eventually. Manzanar is a tract of 6,020 acres commandeered by Lt. Gen. John L. Deweitt of the Western Defense Command."--caption on photograph JARDA-4-07 Jump to Content

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