#934:  Temporary Detention Camps for Japanese Americans - Salinas Assembly Center

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Site is Salinas Sports Complex on Main St. Plaque located in Sherwood Park, NE of Main St and Bernal Dr along walking path behind the Salinas Aquatic Center, Salinas





State Plaque



From the plaque:

This monument is dedicated to the 3,586 Monterey Bay area residents of Japanese ancestry, most of whom were American citizens, temporarily confined in the Salinas Rodeo Grounds during World War II, from April to July 1942. They were detained without charges, trial, or establishment of guilt before being incarcerated in permanent camps, mostly at Poston, Arizona. May such injustice and humiliation never recur.

Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Japanese American Citizens League chapters of Salinas Valley, Gilroy, Monterey Penninsula, San Benito County, and Watsonville and the City of Salinas, February 19, 1984.

From the Guidebook:

Same as the plaque.

2009 David Schmitt