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Thanks (for the memories). Do you have more photos of Amache that you can share?

Lily Havey

I do have other pictures from Amache but I don't have plans to post anything else. Did you have a specific request?


I have been doing some paintings of Amache/relocation and wondered if you had some that I could see to give me some ideas.


The camp looks pretty much like the photos I posted. There are some other surviving place of interest but I didn't shoot them.


Visit to the Amache Internment camp in Granada, Colorado, July 3, 2008 and Pictures from the Enduring Communities Conference in Denver, July 5, 2008
Amache draft resister, Susumu Yenokida, addresses a busload of former internees returning to visit the Amache Internment Camp, Thursday, July 3, 2008, in Granada, Colorado: "I was one of the bad boys."

Kashiwa Hatamiya locates a barracks on a map displayed in the Granada High School gym.

"I feel like I'm in camp again," remarked one internee in line at a luncheon prepared by volunteers at the Grenada High School cafeteria.

University of Denver students acted as docents at the exhibit setup by the Amache Preservation Society, a Grenada High School group founded by history teacher, John Hopper.

Dead Tree, Amache Internment Camp, Grenada, Colorado

A concrete safe is one of the few original structures at the former prison camp.

Block 7

Susumu Yenokida offers incense in remembrance of former internees who have since passed on.

Giving shoko, a Buddhist ritual that memorializes the dead, is a central part of camp pilgrimages.

July 3, 2008, Denver, Colorado

Dale Minami addresses the opening session of the Enduring Communities conference, Saturday, July 5, 2008, in Denver, Colorado. Minami compared the imprisonment of Japanese during WWII to the detention of Muslim Americans today.

Michelle Reed, left, and her classmate, Carly Gutzmann, not pictured, are on an ambitious quest to fold 120,313 cranes.

Kiyomi Araki-Beaucage, analyzes poetry from the Santa Fe Internment Camp during a symposium led by English teacher, Ella-Kari Lottfield. Lottfield teaches internment poetry to students at Eagle Ridge Middle School in Rio Rancho, New Mexico.

Mike Honda, U.S. Rep. (D, San Jose) addresses a symposium about the Patriot Act's impact on civil liberties. Honda urged participation in the upcoming presidential election arguing that a Democratic president would be better positioned to rescind infringements of civil rights by the Bush administration.

Sculptures with inscriptions referring to events in Native American history stand in front of the new wing of the Denver Art Museum.

Love Respect Art Diversity, Metalworking Shop, The Art District, Denver


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