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Minidoka NHS lands on most endangered historic sites list because of proposed wind farm

Minidoka National Historic Site, a vestige of an ugly chapter of U.S. history when American citizens were incarcerated, is one of the country's most endangered historic places because of a massive wind turbine farm proposed to rise nearby on the windswept plains of southern Idaho.

During World War II thousands of "Issei," first generation Japanese-Americans and their families, were forced by the federal government in the wake of the attack on Pearl Harbor to be hauled by train into the scrublands of the Snake River Plain from Washington and Oregon for incarceration because of the perceived threat they posed to the United States during the war.

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