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Gila River War Relocation Center

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A Dark Period in American History

The Gila River War Relocation Center was one of two concentration camps holding American citizens... read more

Reviewed July 24, 2016
Robert V
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Ahwatukee, Arizona, United States
A bit of a driver but worth it for this history buff

Almost intentionally forgotten and difficult to find but it is worth it for the place itself. On... read more

Reviewed July 23, 2016
NATS11111
,
Herndon, Virginia
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Jul 24, 2016
“A Dark Period in American History”
Jul 23, 2016
“A bit of a driver but worth it for this history buff”
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Reviewed July 24, 2016

The Gila River War Relocation Center was one of two concentration camps holding American citizens and legal residents of Japanese ancestry during WWII. The other Arizona camp was at Poston. Poston consisted of three camps and Gila River had two. 20,000 were interned at Poston...More

9  Thank Robert V
Reviewed July 23, 2016

Almost intentionally forgotten and difficult to find but it is worth it for the place itself. On the day I went there was not another soul around for as far as the eye could see. Be advised: You will not see any building as only...More

5  Thank NATS11111
Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

To get to the site you have to take dirt farm roads. The government has promised money to improve site. A few photo boards could be added, which will help younger children visualize, but I think it's best to leave the site obscure so only...More

4  Thank MainzKastel
Reviewed October 30, 2014

I am a combat veteran of the Viet Nam era. I was so disappointed that our nation could not do better in showing\the history of a people who were and are American citizens. From their rank rose veterans who fought for our nation even though...More

14  Thank Danielle W
Reviewed April 13, 2013 via mobile

This place was totally vandalized But they have very kind people have had put their time and money to clean and repaint the memorial Its a once of a life time opportunity It was nice and very fun.Even though when this place is in the...More

8  Thank Jptravelswithfreedom
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