Heart Mountain Internment Camp

We visited the Heart Mountain Memorial area that is between Cody and Powell, WY. This ‘camp’ held Japanese people, most who were Americans, during World War II. There were ten such camps spread through out the United States. This camp being the most northern and the furthest east was in Arkansas.

This camp held over 10,000 people in one square mile. We were told that the density was comparable to living in Los Angeles. What I liked most about this museum is the oral history stories. People who lived in this camp telling their own stories of life before, during and after their confinement.

This place is a chilling reminder of what we can do to our own citizens. The location is about 20 minutes outside of Cody. Here is a link to the website if you want further information.

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