Camp Amache Museum - Granada, CO
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
N 38° 03.760 W 102° 18.562
13S E 736050 N 4216186
Quick Description: Small museum of artifacts from Camp Amache Japanese American Relocation Center
Location: Colorado, United States
Date Posted: 5/23/2010 4:26:38 PM
Waymark Code: WM8WVV
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
"By Executive Order 9066, over 10,000 Americans of Japanese ancestry were imprisoned at the Granada Relocation Center in Granada, Colorado. They were kept under armed guard from 1942-1945. Located 1.7 miles west of Granada, the camp was nicknamed "Camp Amache" after the Cheyanne wife of John Prowers, the man for whom the county was named.
(From ("http://www.amache.org/History.html" target="_blank">visit link) )"

The students at Granada High School are working to preserve and develop the ruins of Camp Amache into an educational site to best understand how the U.S. government could deprive American citizens who had done nothing but possess ethnicity be deprived of their rights and property. This building in Granada has been donated to house the museum the students and other researchers are building to showcase the story of Camp Amache. The group is working to build a complete list off all the internees at Amache. There is a sign-up sheet for visitors if they were interned there during the war.

Visit the student's site at ("http://www.amache.org/Home_Page.html" target="_blank">visit link) .
Theme:
Political and Cultural History


Street Address:
105 East Goff Granada, CO 81041 Phone: 719-734-5411


Food Court: no

Gift Shop: no

Hours of Operation:
By appointment. Call 719-734-5411


Cost: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Museum Size: Small

Relevant Web Site: [Web Link]

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