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Roses from Colorado’s WWII internment camp may bloom again


Colorado Public Radio

DENVER (AP) — The Denver Botanic Gardens says rose bush clippings snipped from Colorado’s World War II Japanese internment camp could bloom again soon. Colorado Public Radio reports the roses were likely planted at Camp Amache nearly 80 years ago and were discovered in 2012. Botanic Gardens staff took clippings of the bush last fall and say the plants could blossom again this summer. Examples will be planted at the gardens and at Camp Amache. Others have already gone to survivors as a connection to the past. During World War II, the U.S. government sent some 10,000 Americans of Japanese descent to the camp near the Kansas border.

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