A Preservation Discovery at Colorado’s Granada Relocation Center

Written by Jane Daniels

Hidden for years underneath tractor tires, rusty metal cans, old farming equipment, and windblown dirt and debris were the original wooden legs, metal nuts, bolts, brackets and other parts of a water tower that once stood at the Granada Relocation Center (Amache) in Colorado.  Located about 260 miles southeast of Denver, Amache is one of ten former Japanese American internment camps that existed in the United States during World War II. Amache operated from 1942-1945 and was listed on Colorado’s Most Endangered Places List in 2001. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 2006.

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