Rediscovering Camp Amache and a Titan 1 Bunker

February 9 2011, 10:31 AM

About 22 miles outside the southeastern Colorado town of Granada, researchers recently found a relic that dates to an uneasy time in state history: A water tank from Camp Amache, where Japanese-Americans were interned during World War II, was recovered from a trash pile on a ranch near the former site of the camp, reports 9News. In 1942, President Franklin Roosevelt issued an order allowing the removal of people of Japanese descent from their communities to prisonlike camps called relocation centers. President Ronald Reagan later signed an apology. Now, the nonprofit Friends of Amache, which has worked for years to restore the site, is hoping to reconstruct it on the National Park Service land where the camp once operated.

Meanwhile, another part of Colorado's wartime past is for sale by 20th Century Castles LLC. The old shell of a rare Titan 1 nuclear missile site is located on 210 acres with features such as a "high chain link fence," an awesome launch-control dome, and distant mountain views. As Tech E Blog points out, the site, with a price tag of $2.8 million, is a must-see.