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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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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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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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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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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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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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Wyoming Indian High School students study social justice at Heart Mountain

Wyoming Indian High School students study social justice at Heart Mountain

HEART MOUNTAIN, Wyo. -- A dozen students from Wyoming Indian High School gathered here Friday to study the plight of Japanese-Americans in World War II and to continue working for cultural unity.

November 05, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Tom Brokaw

Tom Brokaw

Tom Brokaw, former “NBC Nightly News” anchor and author of the New York Times bestselling book, “The Greatest Generation,” gives the keynote address at Friday night’s pilgrimage dinner for the Heart Mountain Interpretive Learning Center’s grand opening weekend.

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Tom Brokaw

Tom Brokaw

Tom Brokaw signs his book, “The Greatest Generation,” for former Heart Mountain internees and their family members. Around 800 people attended Friday’s pilgrimage dinner in Powell, Wyo.

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Heart Mountain opening to feature dignitaries, events

Heart Mountain opening to feature dignitaries, events

CODY, Wyo. -- After years of hopeful discussion, planning and fundraising, the Heart Mountain Interpretive Learning Center is hosting its public grand opening this weekend.

August 19, 2011 2:55 pm Photos

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Best-selling author draws from family history, internment camps

Best-selling author draws from family history, internment camps

CODY, Wyo. -- After his father died, Jamie Ford began to explore the themes of his family's past.

August 17, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Steve Leger, executive director of the Heart Mountain Interpretive Learning Center

Steve Leger, executive director of the Heart Mountain Interpretive Learning Center

Steve Leger, executive director of the Heart Mountain Interpretive Learning Center, discusses the museum's new exhibits and its August grand opening.

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Heart Mountain opening to reunite old friends

Heart Mountain opening to reunite old friends

POWELL, Wyo. — The day Frank Emi arrived at the Heart Mountain Internment Camp in 1943, a whirling dust storm at the bleak camp imparted a “very forlorn and desolate feeling.”

August 09, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Heart Mountain internees remembered through their artwork

Heart Mountain internees remembered through their artwork

CODY, Wyo. — Harsh climate and crowded living conditions play as common themes in artwork painted by the occupants of the Heart Mountain Relocation Center nearly 70 years ago.

July 06, 2011 3:27 pm Photos

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Heart Mountain

Heart Mountain

Christy Fleming, area manager of the Heart Mountain Interpretive Learning Center, gives students with the University of Wyoming a tour of the center's museum-in-progress on Saturday.

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Heart Mountain1

Heart Mountain1

Students with the University of Wyoming gather in what will become the "reflection room" at the new Heart Mountain Interpretive Learning Center, with the landmark Heart Mountain standing beyond the glass.

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Heart Mountain2

Heart Mountain2

Kevin Miyazaki, left, has photographed the reuse of old relocation camp barracks for the past four years. His father and grandparents were held at the Heart Mountain camp during World War II.

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UW researchers, photographers chronicle Heart Mountain's past

UW researchers, photographers chronicle Heart Mountain's past

POWELL   — The order issued by the Western Defense Command gave “all persons of Japanese ancestry” just 10 days to pack their bags and assemble at a collection point for relocation.

April 04, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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