Temporary Detention Camps for Japanese Americans - Salinas Assembly Center

California State Historic Landmark 934

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#934 Salinas Temporary Detention Center
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.

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Sherwood Gardens Rodeo Grounds, Sherwood Hall Community Center, 940 N Main St, Salinas.

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