Although the government had good intentions, the buildings the internees faced when they arrived at Heart Mountain were a far cry from the homes they'd had on the West Coast, in part because they weren't finished. As you can see, there's no insulation, not even in the ceiling, and the cracks between the boards allowed snow to blow inside. A single pot-bellied stove provided the only heat for the family that shared one small room.
Have you lived in conditions like this? I haven't.
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