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A story of Scout courage during World War II near Cody-Powell

 


Xenophobia: intense or irrational dislike or fear of people from other countries.

The definition of the oddball word Xenophobia came true in all its ugliness here in Wyoming when the United States government wrongly imprisoned more than 11,000 Americans of Japanese descent in a camp between Cody and Powell during World War II.

However, there are so many stories that have come out of that incarceration and many of them are positive.

One of the best and most often repeated is how a young Cody Boy Scout named Alan Simpson became friends with a Japanese-American Boy Scout named Norman Mineta....



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