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Memories Of Life At Amache Amid Effort To Make Former Internment Camp A National Historic Site

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Amache had 30 residential blocks, with 12 barracks, including living quarters like this restored one.

Carlene Tanigoshi was a little girl when her family was incarcerated at Amache, an internment camp in southeast Colorado. She remembers her dad putting a scarf over her face to protect her from the biting dust. Archaeologist Bonnie Clark heads the University of Denver’s Amache Research Project. There's now a Congressional effort to designate the former internment camp a national historic site.