DescriptionThe remains of a Japanese-American internment camp as well as a memorial may be found in Poston on Mohave Road. From May 1942 to November 1945, the 17,000-acre camp housed more than 17,000 Japanese-Americans, removed by executive order from California and southern Arizona during World War II.
The Poston Memorial Monument is a 30-foot concrete pillar representing unity of spirit; its hexagonal base represents a Japanese lantern. Twelve small pillars stand in a circle around the monument forming a working sundial. A kiosk, also in the shape of a lantern, holds plaques that relate the story of the camp.