Sketch by Estelle Ishigo titled "Relocation, another move," 1945

Only 2,000 people had left Heart Mountain by June 1945. Those who left were only given $25 and a train ticket to the destination of his or her choice. If the internee didn't supply officials with a home address, the person was simply sent to the area where they resided prior to the war, whether they had a home there or not. Wyoming officials discouraged Japanese Americans from remaining in the state and earlier had passed laws preventing them from owning land and from voting. The last trainload of incarcerees left Heart Mountain on November 10, 1945.

Resource Identifier
Estelle Ishigo Photographs, Collection No. 10368, Box 1, Folder 1, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming
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