Beautiful sights

Beautiful sights
Horses at blue water Lake state park

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Memorial at Poston, Arizona

As is know to be true, in times of peril, sometimes we humans are not at our very best.  In the Colorado River Indian Tribes Reservation, at Poston Az, an internment camp was built to contain Japanese Americans during WWII.
Many of the men joined the Armed Forces during that time, and the prisoners had school for their children.  Some years ago, a very meaningful memorial was organized and built to commemorate the camp.

Center momument at Poston Memorial
To find this memorial, one can go north off of I-10 at Ehrenburg AZ, which is exit 1.

Windblown palm trees outline the memorial
Poston is the small town in the Colorado River Indian Reservation where the camp was located.  The memorial is on the east side of the highway, and it is very well laid out and has a lot of information that is very interesting.

Plaque about CRIT location

Information about the camp
I hope that someday you will have an opportunity to visit this memorial.  It's very moving.

These pictures are fixed in the metal surfaces and showed the buildings at the camp.


  1. its great to have memorials like these so that people do not forget about this stuff.... we have a POW camp near our favorite dog friendly camping spot, but the area isn't that well maintained. Would be nice to see a bit more information around it like at this one!

  2. I've heard of that monument before, and the camps, but I've never had the opportunity to see it for myself! Thank you for sharing it with us. Your pictures are beautiful!


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