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Guard Tower #8 at the Manzanar Relocation Center near Independence, California.  Guard Tower #8 was once one of eight guard towers that encircled the 6200 acre Manzanar Relocation Center located at the base of Mount Tyndall. Manzanar was one of the 10 relocation centers spread across the Western United States that by the end of the war had housed almost 10,000 Japanese-American internees.