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Families at Manzanar were housed in hastily-built barracks like these reconstructed demonstration buildings. Manzanar sits in Owens Valley, a place that’s hot in summer, frigid in winter, and always windy. Knotholes in the plywood made for a dusty, uncomfortable existence. The ADA-compliant ramp in front is just that. Internees young and old had to use steps back in the day.