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Heart Mountain Interpretive Learning Center

New executive director named by Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation

Brian Liesinger has been selected as the new executive director of the Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation.

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Smokestack listing

Smokestack listing

The smokestack that stood over the Heart Mountain Internment Camp during World War II.

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Gazette opinion: Heart Mountain stories live on as internees pass away

Gazette opinion: Heart Mountain stories live on as internees pass away

At the age of 25, Gloria Kubota arrived at Heart Mountain, Wyo., with her parents, her husband and toddler daughter. Like thousands of other Japanese-Americans, Mrs. Kubota’s family was incarcerated by the U.S. government during World War II.

May 21, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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A newly constructed guard tower

A newly constructed guard tower

A newly constructed guard tower stands over the Heart Mountain Interpretive Learning Center last summer. The center is built on the site where thousands of Japanese-Americans were held during World War II.

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Forensic analysis may help save Heart Mountain smokestack

Forensic analysis may help save Heart Mountain smokestack

HEART MOUNTAIN, Wyo. — They're here to cut, drill and dig their way through time. More precisely, they're here to get a better understanding of what time has done to an iconic smokestack.

March 29, 2012 12:10 am Photos

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Billowing brick dust

Billowing brick dust

Brick and mortar dust billows from the smokestack at Heart Mountain as crews with WJE work to complete a forensic analysis on what's causing the stack to lean.

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Smokestack listing

Smokestack listing

The smokestack that stood over the Heart Mountain Internment Camp during World War II is listing 18 inches to the east.

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Jaret Lynch at work

Jaret Lynch at work

Jaret Lynch tightens instruments on the Heart Mountain smokestack to measure movement, humidity and other factors in a study of the leaning structure.

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Barracks foundation

Barracks foundation

An old foundation remains from one of the hundreds of barracks buildings that surrounded the hospital at the Heart Mountain Internment Camp in the early 1940s.

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Smokestack interior

Smokestack interior

The smokestack's interior is tight and dirty. Rising 75 feet, the structure weighs around 185 tons.

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Construction site

Construction site

Larry Graham, of Connecticut-based engineering firm WJE, talks to Jaret Lynch, who's cutting brick inside the smokestack as part of an analysis on the structure.

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Heart Mountain center wins Park Service grant

Heart Mountain center wins Park Service grant

POWELL, Wyo. — The Heart Mountain Interpretive Learning Center will share in nearly $3 million in grants awarded to 17 former internment and isolation camps by the National Park Service on Thursday.

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Heart Mountain Interpretive Learning Cent

Heart Mountain Interpretive Learning Cent

Visitors check out the Heart Mountain Interpretive Learning Center grand opening Aug. 20, 2011. The Learning Center got $30,976 out of $3 million in grants awarded to 17 former internment and isolation camps by the National Park Service on Thursday.

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Former internee of Wyoming camp offers pictures

Former internee of Wyoming camp offers pictures

POWELL, Wyo. — Six decades after leaving the Heart Mountain Relocation Camp as a 12-year-old, Sam Mihara took a tour through Yellowstone, and the tour bus stopped in Cody.

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A Shinto blessing

A Shinto blessing

The Rev. Alfred Tsuyuki of Konko Church of Los Angeles performs a Shinto blessing to celebrate the opening of the Heart Mountain Interpretive Learning Center grand opening on Aug. 20.

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Sharing cultures

Sharing cultures

Gabriel Spoon Hunter, right, and Maria Shakespeare, second from left, get ready for a Wyoming Indian High School performance at the Heart Mountain Interpretive Learning Center on Friday as part of a social justice program.

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Grass dance

Grass dance

Gabriel Spoon Hunter, a student at Wyoming Indian High School, performs a traditional Grass Dance at the Heart Mountain Interpretive Learning Center on Friday.

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Relocation memories

Relocation memories

Tamara Medicine Cloud, a student in the Facing History and Ourselves program at Wyoming Indian High School, tours the Heart Mountain Interpretive Learning Center on Friday.

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Allen Rapacz of Schutz Foss Architects

Allen Rapacz of Schutz Foss Architects

Allen Rapacz, of Schutz Foss Architects, is shown with renderings of the Heart Mountain Interpretive Center.

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