Near Delta in Millard County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Topaz Internment Camp
Without hearings or trials, this act of injustice is based solely on the color of their skin and the country of their origin. America’s fear and distrust of these citizens—precipitated by Japan’s attack upon Pearl Harbor—is placated.
Lost within this rush to judgement is the denial of constitutional rights, major losses of personal property and the labelling of its own citizens as enemy. Ironically, though this mass incarceration is spearheaded by thoughts of disloyalty, not a single act of espionage against the U.S. is ever discovered.
Indeed, the 442nd RTC and 100th Battalion, composed entirely of Japanese-American boys (many of whom volunteer from internment camps), suffer major war casualties and go on to become the U.S. Army’s most highly-decorated combat unit in its history.
Topaz is closed in October of 1945.The memory of Topaz remains a tribute to a people whose faith and loyalty was steadfast—while
Location. 39° 25.082′ N, 112° 46.763′ W. Marker is near Delta, Utah, in Millard County. Marker is on West 4500 N Street 0.7 miles west of N 10000 W street, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hinckley UT 84635, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. “All Gave Some - Some Gave All” (here, next to this marker); Millard Academy (approx. 8.6 miles away); Hinckley Schools (approx. 8.7 miles away); Deseret Relief Society Hall (approx. 11.2 miles away); McCullough Log House and Post Office (approx. 11.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Delta.
Also see . . . Topaz Museum. (Submitted on June 24, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • 20th Century • Notable Events • War, World II •
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