Sunday, August 21, 2011

Heart Mountain Learning Center - Part 1

LC and I drove out to the Heart Mountain Interpretive Learning Center this morning to be part of the Grand Opening ceremonies that were held this weekend.
HMILC is a learning center that has been 15 years in the making.
Located half way between Cody and Powell the Heart Mountain Relocation Center was one of 10 relocation centers established in the west after the bombing of Pearl Harbor.
Opened in 1942 Heart Mountain Relocation Center (known as the "Jap Camp" to the locals) housed almost 14,000 first and second generation Japanese Americans before finally closing in 1945 at the end of the war.
The learning center was filled with videos, pictures, essays and artifacts that described life in the Heart Mountain camp.
A link for more information:
The pictures really speak for themselves.
Click on each picture and it will enlarge.
Click twice and it will enlarge even more...............
Winter In Wyoming

Snow on the rooftop
Snow upon the coal
Winter in Wyoming
Winter in my soul

Miui Oayama (Heart Mountain Sentinel Jan 1, 1943)

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