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Amache Japanese Relocation Camp Site

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1942. 1 mile southwest of Granada via Prowers County. FF and 23
  • Amache Japanese Relocation Camp Site

After the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, the U.S. government interned Japanese-Americans with as little as one-sixteenth Japanese blood, outdoing Hitler, who defined Jewish ancestry as a one-eighth portion. Between 1942 and 1945, 7,657 Japanese-Americans were held in what quickly became the tenth largest city in Colorado. The self-sufficient camp produced a surplus of crops and live-stock. The internees transplanted small cottonwoods and willows from the Arkansas River banks to their bleak concentration camp, where they lived in wooden barracks buildings. They worked in factories and on farms and participated in scrap drives and other activities to help win the war. Only a few foundations survive today, along with the cemetery.

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Thomas J. Noel
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Thomas J. Noel, "Amache Japanese Relocation Camp Site", [Granada, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/CO-01-PW11.

Print Source

Buildings of Colorado, Thomas J. Noel. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997, 386-386.

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