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Guard Tower Fundraising
View the Guard Tower Reconstruction Website set up by Boise State University. The entry Guard Tower at Minidoka was one of eight guard towers located around the perimeter of the camp manned by US military police, their guns pointing in at Japanese American captives. The reconstructed entry Guard Tower will offer visitors a window into the physical and emotional experience of those who pass beneath it to enter the camp during itís operation. Read More...
Minidoka Interlude
Friends of Minidoka has completed another publication of the Minidoka Interlude. The Interlude was a year book of sorts that cataloged events and people at Minidoka. Click here for order form (PDF).
Barracks Move
Park Ranger Patrick Taylor, a graduate student at Boise State University, has located, identified, and studied approximately 20 Minidoka barracks and 2 residential block mess halls. We are working to determine the best structures to be returned to the historic site and are seeking funding to
re-establish Block 22, as identified in the GMP. 
Issei Memorial
FoM is designing, planning and constructing the Issei Memorial at Minidoka. The memorial will tell the story of the Issei and will be a place to pay homage to the Issei legacy and be a source of courage and inspiration to all who love freedom, justice and liberty. It will be a place for future generations to stay personally connected while also encouraging renewal and recommitment. Read more... 
Archeological Exploration
In August 2002, National Park Service archaeologists from the Western Archeological and Conservation Center conducted an excavation at the Minidoka. For nearly 60 years, events and forces such as the removal of buildings, the establishment of expansive agricultural fields and the elements have combined to leave only traces of a tragic chapter in American history.

The area was cleared of overgrown sagebrush. Although very little remains, the landscape, building foundations, walkways and artifacts provide a surprisingly rich source amount of information about the camp. archaeologists revealed the precise location of the Honor Roll board (which listed the names of 1,000 Japanese American soldiers from Minidoka) and a large Japanese style garden. Read more...