February 8th 2013 1:22 pm
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After the Great Sand Dunes,we left Colorado and proceeded into Kansas. Leaving Colorado,Dad needed a place to stop for lunch. He saw a sign for a camp and pulled in thinking it was probably a boy scout camp or something. It turned out to be the site of a WW-2 Japanese internment camp. We explored the place for a bit. Most of the buildings were long gone but signs indicated what had once stood there. Echoes of the past here!
Entering Kansas,we stopped in Dodge City,a town that looms large in the lore of the Old West. dad and I hunted down a few geocaches here. We then proceeded on to the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve,a unit of the National Park Service. A vast stretch of the prairie that once covered much of the state is preserved here. Good place to hike in solitude. It reminded Dad of the old movie "Dances with Wolves". Some pix with descriptions follow.
Prison camp and Kansas prairie
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So so sad.. the Camp...
So sad and really shameful. There was never a need to imprison good people who had made their lives here.. some of their children fought FOR the USA....
Sad too that it took som long to apologise.
Beautiful Prairie photos.
Interesting photos. And I agree Flicka, dat internment camp was sad.