We sidetracked over to Jerome, Idaho to visit a very ugly part of our nation’s history: Minidoka National Historic Site. I don’t know about these days, but I never learned about the U.S. Japanese internment camps in history class. Racism is ingrained in our culture in both major political parties. Not many of the buildings on this site were left. It was beautiful in a very stark way, but I’m sure it was horrific for the Japanese used for slave farm labor and accustomed to the green temperate climate of the West Coast. They lost everything.

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On to Craters of the Moon National Monument.