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Heart Mountain’s chill winds of Japanese American internment

by Bill Hayes

In Heart Mountain’s chill winds of Japanese American internment, the Los Angeles Times looks at Wyoming’s Heart Mountain Interpretive Learning Center.

Heart Mountain, just 50 miles east of Yellowstone National Park, takes its name from a majestic peak near the camp of the same name, but there was nothing romantic about what happened here between August 1942 and November 1945.

Manzanar National Historic Site, nine miles north of Lone Pine, Calif., is the only other place where this chapter of American history is told. But unlike Manzanar, Heart Mountain has several original buildings or parts of buildings that allow for deeper immersion into this story. [more]