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Pilgrimage to Minidoka

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By S Casey

Several bus loads of people headed east to the hunt internment camp this morning.
The event is part of the US Parks Service pilgrimage to Minidoka.
Groups toured what is left of the buildings at the former internment camp. what was once a nearly 3,000 acres sight is now down to about 300 acres.
A number of visitors were former inmates of the camp.
For others it was a visit to see where their family members had lived, such as this man who’s grandmother lived their.

Lane Hirabayashi, a visitor says "the family was sent to Camp Harmony and from their to Minidoka so i really wanted to come see this site because i remember her talking about it, in particularly she remember the freezing winter"
Wendy Janssen, park director says "really time to select upon the fragility of democracy during times of crisis and also the loss of civil and constitutional rights and what happens when we don't protect the constitution for everyone."



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