Photo: Camp Amache Past 1 – Public Domain

A public domain photo taken by the Department of the Interior. The original caption reads: A section of the Amache Relocation Center at Granada, Colorado as it looks today. The trees were planted by the evacuees to provide shade on the sandy, sun baked soil on which the center was erected. Temperatures of 120 and higher are not uncommon. A total of nearly 15,000 evacuees were inducted into the Granada Project, Amache, Colorado, since August 27, 1942