Topaz Utah


Pictures of Topaz Relocation Camp from past and present day.

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Topaz Main Gate

Topaz was located in the Sevier Desert in Utah. Temperatures ranged from 106 degrees in the Summer to 30 below in the winter, rainfall averaged 8 inches. On September 17th the first evacuees arrived, they slept on mattresses stuffed with straw.

Topaz Main Gate
Contributed by: Nekesu

Topaz Barracks aerial view

The camp spanned about 37 blocks and was "home" to over 8,000 people.

Topaz Internment Camp
Contributed by: Nekesu

Topaz Barrack Outside

Barracks weren't even completed when evacuees arrived, so they had to do it themselves with what few materials that were available

Topaz Barrack Outside
Contributed by: Nekesu

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Nekesu — Last modified Sep 03 2021 2:17 p.m.

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