Moving Walls: The Barracks of America's Concentration Camps
BY SHARON YAMATO, PHOTOGRAPHS BY STAN HONDA
More than 11,000 people were once housed in barracks at Wyoming's Heart Mountain concentration camp, one of ten camps built to incarcerate 120,000 Americans of Japanese ancestry during WWII. What happened to these hastily constructed temporary buildings provides a new chapter in the barracks' complex history. Their transformation from mass-produced housing to much-needed shelter on the Wyoming homestead exemplifies how America's nightmare turned into the American dream.