Topaz museum project gets grant

Topaz museum project gets grant

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A project to build a museum documenting the Topaz Relocation Center is receiving $48,000 in federal grants.

The National Park Service says the Utah project is getting part of the $960,000 in Japanese-American Confinement Site Grants.

Topaz was one of many camps where Japanese-Americans were sequestered after Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941.

More than 8,000 people were sent to the camp in the Utah desert west of Salt Lake City.

The Topaz Museum Board wants to build a permanent museum near the site of the original camp.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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