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Returning to Poston 74 Years Later

About two years ago while sitting in his kitchen, I heard my dad say, "I'd like to go to Manzanar one day." As a kid from age 8-11 he and his family were forcibly uprooted from Coastal Central California and sent to Arizona to live at Poston Internment Camp III Block 306. This was during World War II, and I'll spare you the historical details.  There are annual reunions at Manzanar attended by many, but Poston had their first in 2018. Unlike the endowments that Manzanar seems to have, Poston is much more modest. There is a monument and I've heard many say that it's all on an Indian Reservation and you're not allowed there. I pictured Natives with rifles...

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