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Bill Shishima

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Heart Mountain Relocation Center

The Heart Mountain Relocation Center, named after nearby Heart Mountain Butte, was one of ten internment camps used to incarcerate Japanese Americans excluded from the West Coast during World War II under the provisions of Executive Order 9066 signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The Heart Mountain Relocation Center is located in Park County between the towns of Cody and Powell. With a population of more than 10,000, the camp was considered the third largest city in Wyoming during the internment years.
The Shishima family was interned from 1942-1945.

Photo courtesy of National Archive Digital Collection.

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Scope and Content: The full caption for this photograph reads: Heart Mountain Relocation Center, Heart Mountain, Wyoming. Looking west over the Heart Mountain Relocation Center with its sentry name sake, … More »


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