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Document for October 15th:
"Granada Relocation Center, Amache, Colorado. Shown here is a young miss, dressed in her Sunday best ..., 10/06/1945,"


"Granada Relocation Center, Amache, Colorado. Shown here is a young miss, dressed in her Sunday best, waiting with the family possessions while her mother makes final arrangements for boarding the train. Scenes at the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe railroad depot, Granada, Colorado, as 170 evacuees from the Amache Center entrain for their former homes in California, October 6, 1945..." 10/06/1945, Iwasaki, Hikaru, Photographer, (National Archives Identifier: 539908) ; Central Photographic File of the War Relocation Authority, 1942 - 1945; Records of the War Relocation Authority, 1941 - 1947; Record Group 210; National Archives.

October 15, 1945 marked the closing date of the Granada Project, the first of the War Relocation Authority centers to be closed. Under the authority of Executive Order 9066, issued by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on February 19, 1942, approximately 110,000 Japanese-Americans were interned in 10 relocation centers for the duration of World War II.

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