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COVID-19 puts Amache camp's national park pursuit in limbo

Camp Amache
Posted at 9:06 AM, Feb 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-15 11:06:21-05

DENVER (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has stalled the push to establish the Amache internment camp in southeastern Colorado as a unit of the National Park System.

The Colorado Sun reports the crisis has stifled the normal schedule of public comment and wreaked havoc on the prescribed timeline.

The process already is lengthy, and advocates for the camp say they have already lost a year of progress because of the pandemic.

The U.S. government transported thousands of Japanese Americans from California and held them behind barbed wire and guard posts at the camp for three years during World War II.