The Rohwer War Relocation Center was a World War II Japanese American internment camp located in rural southeastern Arkansas, in Desha County. It was in operation from September 18, 1942 until November 30, 1944, and held as many as 8,475 Japanese Americans forcibly evacuated from California.[citation needed] The Rohwer War Relocation Center Cemetery is located here, and was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1992.

The largest remaining structure is the high school gymnasium/auditorium, which was added to and remains in service with the local elementary school. The tallest structure is the smokestack from the hospital incinerator. Neither of these is marked in any way to indicate historical significance. The rail line used to bring internees and supplies to the camp remains, though it is apparently abandoned. Some of the rails date back to WWII and before.
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By: Dania
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