The Online Encyclopedia of Wyoming History

world war ii in wyoming

world war ii in wyoming

The Internment Camp at Heart Mountain, 1942-1945

From 1942 through 1945, about 10,000 Japanese-Americans lived behind barbed wire at the Heart Mountain Relocation Center between Cody and Powell, Wyo. in Park County—one of ten such camps around the nation during World War II. The center for a time was Wyoming’s third-largest town. Offered here are study guides, photos and links to primary and secondary sources for classroom investigation.

Painting Wyoming's Past: The Casper Army Air Base Servicemen's Club Murals

In 1943, Cpl. Leon Tebbetts and three other soldier-artists were among the thousands of troops stationed at the U.S. Army Air Base in Casper. They created 15 murals showing major events in Wyoming history on the interior walls of the Servicemen’s Club. The colorful murals have been well preserved and can still be seen today at the same place—now the Wyoming Veterans Memorial Museum.

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