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Manzanar, California

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Manzanar, California

Manzanar is located in California
Location in California
Country United States
State California
County Inyo County
Elevation[1] 3,727 ft (1,136 m)

Manzanar (

  1. ^ a b c d U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Manzanar, California
  2. ^ a b c d Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 1182.  
  3. ^ . accessed 6/24/2010


  • Manzanar
  • Official Manzanar National Historic Site website

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Nearby, during World War II, the area was the location of the Manzanar Japanese American internment Camp.[3]

A post office operated at Manzanar from 1911 to 1914.[2] Manzanar served as a shipping point for the surrounding productive apple orchards prior to the early 1900s diversion of water by the Los Angeles Aqueduct from the Owens Valley to Los Angeles.[2]

It is located on the former Narrow gauge railway line of the Southern Pacific Railroad 9 miles (14 km) north of Lone Pine,[2] at an elevation of 3,727 feet (1,136.0 m).[1]


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