Thursday, April 14, 2016

Topaz Museum and Internment Camp Site

Topaz is located where ancient Lake Bonneville was. The Japanese women found seashells in the ashy dirt, cleaned them, painted them, and created works of art from them. A wonderful art professor was interned there so he started teaching art classes and people painted. All of this is on display at the museum and they have a barrack out back. Again, they did the best they could to make beauty out of their surroundings. The boys played baseball. They had church. There were two elementary schools, one junior high, and one high school. The elementary schools were Mountain View and Desert View.

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