Traveling to Manzanar

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They didn’t tell you a thing. In fact, I don’t know if the bus driver even knew, until he got on the bus. And then he must, he could have asked, “Where’s Manzanar?” They must have pulled out the oldest buses...they had these municipal buses in Santa Monica.

And you know how many hours it took to get there? Today, I just went up and back and, an easy, comfortable four hours. Each way. But that’s all, practically all freeway now. But I think...say we boarded the bus at 9 o’clock, it was almost dusk, dark when we got to Manzanar. And that was in April. 

Date: February 6, 2015
Location: California, US
Interviewer: John Esaki
Contributed by: Watase Media Arts Center, Japanese American National Museum

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