Aug. 19-20 was a big weekend in Powell and Park County. That was when the Heart Mountain Wyoming Interpretive Learning Center opened at the sight of the former Heart Mountain Relocation Camp west of Powell.
More than 1,000 people gathered for the dedication of center. They included many Japanese-Americans who were among the internees at the camp during World War II and their descendants, as well as many local residents who remembered the camp.
Featured speakers during the weekend included U.S. Senator and decorated World War II veteran Daniel Inouye, and former NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw.