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Thu September 9, 2004
Heart Mountain Could Get Designation
Powell, Wy – A National Park Service study recommends
that the World War two Japanese internment camp near Powell be considered for National Historical Landmark designation.
The Heart Mountain Relocation Center site was one of nine properties recommended for historic landmark designation out of the 37 sites nationwide that were examined.
The study focused on sites associated with Japanese American exclusion, relocation and detention and with Japanese American service in the U-S Military during World War II.
Dave Reetz of the Heart Mountain Foundation says the historical
landmark designation would bring benefits to the Powell site.
Benefits include state and federal funds to help preserve and
maintain the site and help from the National Park Service in the
way of advice and expertise.