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Hiro Sugawara poses on the steps of the Yampa Valley Mail, as the local train between Denver and Craig was called, in June 1964. Hiro spent the school year in Craig as an exchange student from Japan.

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Museum of Northwest Colorado: Looking for 'Our Hiro'

In 1964, Moffat County High School was fortunate to host a student from Japan through the AFS Student Exchange program. This experience allowed Hiro Sugawara to experience life in rural America, but it also enlarged horizons for local students in Craig. The following is excerpted from the 1964 Moffat County High School yearbook and shows what an impact Sugawara’s visit had on Craig.

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