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Manzanar

January 15, 1988

A Times editorial ("Something to Remember," Dec. 26) called for California to consider making Manzanar, a World War II internment camp for American-Japanese citizens, a state park. The Times position seems correct and appropriate.

Recently, my wife and I were returning from the Mammoth area and we stopped at this very isolated, national historic landmark. We spent a half an hour going through the old ruins. Making this very beautiful and scenic spot a state park would help us to reflect upon what happened in World War II to our Japanese citizens and to never allow that to happen again.

JAN CHARLES GRAY

Los Angeles

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