Near Ralston in Park County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
M.P. Station, Guard Tower, Rail & Train Station
The U.S. Army 331st Escort Guard Company, consisting of 124 soldiers and three officers, guarded the relocation center until the end of 1944. Armed Military Police (MP's) patrolled the outer perimeter of the project and manned eight elevated guard towers located at regular intervals along the perimeter. The towers were equipped with high beam searchlights.
A ninth guard tower stood on a ridge northwest of the relocation center. Internees were not permitted outside the relocation center without a written permit. The MPs' checked all incoming and outgoing persons at the main gate.
Erected by Heart Mountain, Wyoming Foundation.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Asian Americans • War, World II. A significant historical date for this entry is August 11, 1942.
Location. 44° 40.2′ N, 108° 56.909′ W. Marker is near Ralston, Wyoming, in Park County. Marker can be reached from Road 19 near Lane 15, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1474 Road 19, Ralston WY 82440, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Agriculture and Root Cellars (a few steps from this marker); Swimming Hole: (within shouting distance of this marker); Administrative Area: (within shouting distance Hospital Complex: (within shouting distance of this marker); Relocation Center Support Facilities (within shouting distance of this marker); Barracks Living Area: (within shouting distance of this marker); Heart Mountain, Wyoming - Fall 1943 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Heart Mountain High School: (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ralston.
More about this marker. Heart Mountain Relocation Camp is located off of the Powell Highway (U.S. Highway 14A) about 6 miles south of Ralston. This marker is located on the Setsuko Saito Higuchi Memorial Walking Tour near the Heart Mountain Relocation Center Memorial Park.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 1, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 306 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 1, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.