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Cody, WY... don't bother going

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Cody, WY... don't bother going

Unless you are a big Buffalo Bill fan, don't bother going out of your way to visit Cody, WY. We visited for an evening as a hotel stop during our Tetons/Yellowstone trip.... the hotel was great (the Cody).. but the town is a miserable tourist trap. You're better off going up to the North gate of Yellowstone to visit Gardiner, MT... a great town with good food, nice people, and plenty of hotels.

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21. Re: Cody, WY... don't bother going

> One of the highlights was driving to Powell WY and walking part of the history of Heart Mountain the Japanese Internment Camp site.

I don't mean this as criticism, but merely as a correction: the internment camp at Heart Mountain was not for Japanese, but for Japanese-AMERICANS. Which is what made the entire enterprise so ghastly.

Edited: 17 November 2013, 13:24
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Teton Bill thank you so much for the correction you are absolutely correct.

Must agree with you on it making it so much more ghastly,

We have also spent a great deal of time at Manzanar Historic Site in Lone Pine, CA

and walking the site and listening to the stories and history, makes one stop and pause.

So much American history to stop and ponder...perhaps one of the best parts of travel

no matter where the road takes you.

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23. Re: Cody, WY... don't bother going

Some of the Heart Mountain internees settled in Wyoming after the war ended and took up ranching. During the war, many of the young men in the camps volunteered for the Army. They all entered the 442nd infantry regiment, which was an all Japanese-American outfit that saw heavy action in Italy. Ironically, while their families were imprisoned in the camps, the 442nd became the most decorated unit in the history of the United States Army.

Edited: 18 November 2013, 21:52
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