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Heart Mountain center near Yellowstone challenges views on profiling, prejudice

Brooke Wayne, left, Yuji Tsuno and their sons St. John, left, and Ruffin visit the Heart Mountain Interpretive Center east of Yellowstone National Park. (Ruffin Prevost/Yellowstone Gate - click to enlarge)

Thousands of visitors to Yellowstone National Park this summer have also stopped off at a new attraction nearby. A former wartime internment camp museum is challenging, and perhaps changing, how some tourists — and even a few locals — view American history and current affairs. About two-thirds of the summer visitors to the Heart Mountain Interpretive Center are either on their way to or returning from Yellowstone, said Stevan Leger, executive director of the nonprofit Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation, which built and operates the center. Continue Reading →

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