In the news: ISU returns barrack to site of WWII internment camp

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"Tensleep," a building originally utilized at the World War II-era Japanese-American Relocation Center near Heart Mountain in Wyoming, will be returned to the former WW II internment camp this summer. The historic barrack was located near Shell, where it had been moved and was used by Iowa State University’s Geology Field Camp held at the Carl F. Vondra Geology Field Station.

With few modifications, it remains a solid, historically accurate example of the 450 barracks that housed more than 11,000 Japanese Americans from the West Coast who were imprisoned at the center during the war.

Due to renovations at the Vondra Field Camp in Shell, Wyo., the building is no longer needed and is being donated by Iowa State University to the Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation.

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