Camp Amache

Camp Amache
8:00 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

Unearthing Amache: Listener Response

Lily Yuriko Nakai Havey looking past the barbed wire fence at Amache
Lily Yuriko Nakai Havey

The Amache series has prompted a listener to send in these interesting Amache facts:

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Camp Amache
8:00 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

Unearthing Amache: Once an internee, now a volunteer

Carlene Tanigoshi Tinker, right, in front of Block 7H excavation area
Kirsten Leong

Carlene Tanigoshi Tinker was a little girl when she was an internee at Camp Amache, outside Granada, Colorado.  She resided there with her family from 1942 to 1944.  

She’s returning to Amache to volunteer at Denver University's field school.

She’s not standing by, watching the action, she’s in the midst of it, digging, brushing, and screening. 

The excavation reveals something.  The crew believes they have found a Japanese style bathtub called a furo.

Tinker explains a furo. 

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Camp Amache
8:00 pm
Tue July 8, 2014

Unearthing Amache: The story begins

Credit Angela Rueda

My name is Anika Cook.  I'm an anthropology student at the University of Denver (DU).  DU is conducting a field school at Camp Amache.  The project is focused on researching, interpreting, and preserving the tangible history of Amache, one of ten WWII-era Japanese American internment camps.

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Camp Amache
8:00 pm
Tue July 8, 2014

Unearthing Amache: A brief history lesson

http://www.amache.org/photo-archives/

The Granada War Relocation Center, also known as Camp Amache, was a Japanese American internment camp located just south of US Highway 50 about a mile west of the small, farming community of Granada, Colorado.  It is an agricultural area with a semi-arid climate.  The Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad track lies just south of the camp.  

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