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Rohwer Relocation Center Cemetery

Rohwer, Arkansas
County of Desha.
Arkansas Highway #1
National Register Number: 92001882
Resource type: District.
Property type: Funerary - cemetery. The threat level was Threatened in
2008.
Congressional District: AR-2 Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: Cemetery.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - July 6, 1992):
Rohwer Relocation Camp was constructed in the late summer and early fall of 1942 as a result of Executive Order 9066 (February 16, 1942). Under this order, over 110,000 Japanese aliens and Japan-Americans were relocated from the three Pacific Coast States--California, Oregon, and Washington. In all, ten relocation camps were established in desolate sites, all chosen for their distance from the Pacific Coast. Over 10,000 evacuees passed through Rohwer during its existence, and over two thirds of these were American citizens. The monuments found within the camp's cemetery are perhaps the most poignant record of this time.

Condition:
The cemetery continues to suffer from ongoing physical deterioration of the markers.

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