Rohwer Japanese-American Relocation Center monuments and cemetery in
Rohwer, Arkansas, about 2 1/2 hours southeast of Little Rock, in Desha
County. The only remaining building on this site is a tall, brick
crematory smokestack. Shown are the monuments and markers, plus a
couple of Japanese-American gravesites. The local people told me that
there are occasional Japanese-American tours and reunions at this site,
which is located in the middle of a large cotton field.
The photos were taken on Friday, November 7, 2008.
dirt road leads to the site from Arkansas Highway 1, between Kelso and
Rohwer. You cross an abandoned railroad track and drive about a quater
For a history of this camp, click on:
photo of George Takei as a boy in the camp. Takei plays the
famous Sulu on the original Star Trek Television series and returns to
this center occasionally.
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