The Greatest of Escapes

While Japanese-American detainees knew there was no chance of escape from World War II internment camps, those who spent years in isolation at Manzanar, near Lone Pine, California, still took great risks to go trout fishing in the nearby high mountains. “As the Manzanar National Historic Site prepares for Saturday’s 40th annual pilgrimage, a commemoration of what was endured during the war, and as the region welcomes thousands for the opening of trout-fishing season, the detention facility is being fondly remembered by some as a secret fishing lodge.” Pete Thomas in the Los Angeles Times. (Thanks to reader John DeVault for this link.)

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