Near Ralston in Park County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
Norman Y. Mineta
Norman Y. Mineta,
Son of Kunisaku (Kay) and Kane Mineta and a U.S.
Citizen, was interned by the United States Government.
Harboring no bitterness, only an abiding love
of his country, he went on to serve as a
officer in the United States Army fro 1953 to 1956,
a member of the United States Congress
from 1975 to 1995, United States Secretary of
Commerce from 2000 to 2001, and United States
Secretary of Transportation from 2001 to 2006.
"Commit yourself to public service, be accountable and accessible, and what happened here will never happen again." -- Norman Y. Mineta, July, 2006
Location. 44° 40.225′ N, 108° 56.981′ 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.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Heart Mountain World War II Memorial (here, next to this marker); Heart Mountain Relocation Center Memorial (here, next to this marker); Daniel K. Inouye Heart Mountain Relocation Center Honor Roll and Flag Pole (a few steps from this marker); Heart Mountain, Wyoming - Fall 1943 (within shouting distance of this marker); Barracks Living Area: (within shouting distance of this marker); Relocation Center Support Facilities (within shouting distance of this marker); Heart Mountain High School: (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ralston.
More about this marker. Heart Mountain is about 6 miles south of Ralston.
Also see . . . Norman Mineta - Wikipedia. Mineta was born in San Jose, California, to Japanese immigrant parents who were not allowed to become U.S. citizens at that time due to the Asian Exclusion Act. During World War II the Mineta family was interned for several years at "Area 24, 7th Barrack, Unit B" in the Heart Mountain internment camp near Cody, Wyoming, along with thousands of other Japanese immigrants and Japanese Americans. (Submitted on November 30, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 20, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 30, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 209 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 30, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.