However, what I want to focus on today is Camp Amache.
The camp, also known as the Granada War Relocation Center, was located a few miles to the southwest of the small community of Granada in the southeastern plains of Colorado on US 50 between Lamar and Holly. The links above provide ample information about the camp, but I want to highlight two recent articles in the Denver Post related to the camp.
Personal note - December 7th, 1941, was a Sunday, and my parents along with their 6-month old daughter were having noon-time dinner with relatives in Pigeon, Michigan, when the news of the attack came on the radio. My mother vividly remembers the dark feeling that she had, thinking that she might soon be left alone without a husband and father for Kay. As it turned out, dad got an agricultural deferment for the durance of the war as did many in the farming community.