“the Japanese Internment Camp of WWII”
This place is on private property. Listing for informational purposes only. Please do not visit without express permission from the land owner. By Executive Order 9066, over 7,000 Japanese, most being American citizens, were forcibly imprisoned at the Granada Relocation Center in Granada, Colorado from 1942-45. The Granada site, with the smallest population of the ten relocation centers, became the tenth largest concentration of people in the state of Colorado; it is one the best preserved with intact foundations and little alteration by subsequent development. It is located one mile west of downtown Granada and one mile south on County Road No. 23.5 in southeast Colorado. The population of Granada peaked at 7,318 detainees. The museum is open in the summer months, usually five days a week. Denver University will conduct a Field School in 2012, which will change the operation days of the museum. The museum will have a large sign that says “open” and the hours of operation are posted at the main gate kiosk on the bulletin board. If you wish to have a private tour, email Amache Preservation Society at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will schedule a tour for your convenience
An important and often overlooked part of our history. You can drive around the site as it is quite large. Only the foundations of buildings remain but there are maps and information boards to help you understand and reflect on what happened here.
Description needs to be edited: open to the public and now owned by City of Granada.
The site is now owned by the City of Granada and has various information kiosks and signs. Very informative. Easily navigated dirt roads throughout camp to show various communal building sites, rebuilt guard tower and barrack at back of site with sweet cemetery memorial. Some evidence of vandalism. Read Wikipedia info while driving the site. 96 degree temps during our July 26th visit drove home the horrific conditions and unjust treatment of our fellow citizens. Well worth the visit.
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