9 miles north of Lone Pine on US 395 you’ll come upon Manzanar National Historic Site. This haunting location was the home to over 10,000 interned Japanese Americans during World War II. It was one of 10 internment camps across 7 states authorized in 1942. Nearly 2/3 of the internees were US Citizens. In the past few years a Visitors Center has opened which highlights the struggles of survival and the ways these Americans made the best of their time behind the barbed wire. A film called Remembering Manzanar is a powerful look into the times. There are many National Historic Sites which allow you to reflect on where we have come as a Nation. Manzanar is definitely one of them. It’s a place to wander and ponder. Get out and #FindYourPark.