• en
Heart Mountain Photos from Michihiko Wada

mhomma
Enlarge Enlarge Licensing

Heart Mountain peak in the background


The center opened on August 11, 1942 when internees began arriving by train from the Pomona, California, Santa Anita, California, and Portland, Oregon assembly centers. By January 1, 1943, the camp reached its maximum population of 10,767 internees. This made the Heart Mountain Relocation Center, at the time, the third largest community in Wyoming.

Based on this original

Heart Mountain opened in Aug 1942
uploaded by mhomma

The center opened on August 11, 1942 when internees began arriving by train from the Pomona, California, Santa Anita, California, and ... More »


Get updates

Sign up for email updates

Journal feed
Events feed
Comments feed

Support this project

Discover Nikkei

Discover Nikkei is a place to connect with others and share the Nikkei experience. To continue to sustain and grow this project, we need your help!

Ways to help >>

A project of the Japanese American National Museum

Major support by The Nippon Foundation