#0934 Temporary Detention Camps for Japanese Americans - Fresno Assembly Center

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#0934 Temporary Detention Camps for Japanese Americans - Fresno Assembly Center

Site information:

Fresno District Fairgrounds, front of Commerce Bldg, Chance Ave entrance, Fresno

36.731574,-119.750714

Plaque information:

State plaque is located inside the Fresno County Fairgrounds and access is only during fairground events. It can just be seen from outside the gates.

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Fresno Assembly Center

This memorial is dedicated to over 5,000 Americans of Japanese ancestry who were confined at the Fresno Fairgrounds from May to October 1942. This was an early phase of the mass incarceration of over 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II pursuant to Executive Order 9066. They were detained without charges, trial or establishment of guilt. May such injustice and suffering never recur.

Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Fresno District Fair, Japanese American Citizens League and the Central California Nikkei Foundation, February 19, 1992.

Registered 5/13/1980

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