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Tue Jan 15, 2019, 07:04 AM

College course explores Japanese-American internment in Wyoming

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) ó Heart Mountain looms above the Cody, Wyoming-area landscape, visible from miles around.

Its namesake World War II-era Japanese internment camp is less apparent.

Thatís part of why Montana State University, Billings, is offering a course dedicated to the Heart Mountain site, an internment camp that held more than 14,000 Japanese-Americans just outside Cody during the war as part of a U.S. government policy thatís often viewed as one of the more shameful periods of American history.

MSUB geography professor Susan Gilbertz spent time in Cody with her mom this past summer, and talk turned to the camp.

Read more: https://www.jhnewsandguide.com/jackson_hole_daily/state_and_regional/article_962cd397-a670-5fe7-8162-31e8003638da.html
(Jackson Hole News and Guide)

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