The 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.

A 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 mile.

For a history of this camp, click on:
Rohwer History-includes 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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