Bill to expand Idaho's Japanese internment camp site
Today, just 73 acres of the original camp make up the Minidoka Internment National Monument east of Jerome and north of Eden.
On Monday, Idaho Senators Larry Craig and Mike Crapo and Rep. Mike Simpson introduced legislation that would expand the site, according to a press release from the leaders...
The legislation authorizes the expansion of the monument by 128 acres, including Herrmann Farm. It also authorizes an 8-acre site in Bainbridge Island, Wash., as part of the site. [The Bainbridge Island Japanese American Monument Act passed the House by 419-0 in February.]
The island site was the nation's first internment camp, and the first stop for many people who were then shipped to other camps, like Minidoka.
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