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Sunday, January 17, 2021


MANZANARThis War Relocation Authority center, which housed 10,000 evacuees of Japanese ancestry during WW2, is located in Owens Valley, California between the High Sierras and Mt. Whitney, the highest peak in the United States. The space in the foreground is a wide fire-break between blocks of barracks which also serves as a playfield. Photography by Dorothea Lange. 

rommer’s, a travel guidebook publisher asked 16 top writers to pen a travel destination mention that they believe helped shape and define America. 

Here’s the list click here.  

Susan Choi—Manzanar National Historic site, California 

Rick Atkinson—Washington DC. 

Cheryl Strayed—The Oregon Coast 

Gloria Steinem—Serpent Mound Historical site, Ohio 

Daniel Okrent—Ellis Island, New York City 

Jodi Picoult—Black Heritage Trail, Portsmouth, NH 

Cathleen Schine—Kinney-Tabor House, Venice, CA 

TaraShea Nesbit—Hanford Reach National Monument, Washington State. 

Dar Williams—Detroit 

Timothy Egan—Acoma Sky City, New Mexico 

Sahar Mustafah—Arab American National Museum, Dearborn, Michigan 

Lydia Millet—Avra Valley, Arizona. 

Fannie Flagg—Solvang, CA 

Kim Johnson—Memorial for Peace and Justice, Montgomery, Alabama 

Special pick: Arthur and Pauline Frommer—Independence Hall, Philadelphia. 

Unasked for pick from Editors of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. 


OREGON COAST. Bandon Beach Monoliths by John Ford.

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