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San Bruno in San Mateo County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Tanforan Assembly Center Commemorative Garden

 
 
Tanforan Assembly Center Commemorative Garden Marker image. Click for full size.
By I.G.V.Atajar, December 9, 2009
1. Tanforan Assembly Center Commemorative Garden Marker
Inscription. This garden memorializes a time when this site, then the Tanforan Park Racetrack, was transformed into a temporary assembly center for persons of Japanese ancestry. On February 19, 1942, in the absence of charges or due process of law, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066. This act set into motion the forced evacuation of 7800 San Francisco Bay Area Japanese Americans, who lived under armed guard for eight months in horse stalls and makeshift housing at the Tanforan Assembly Center. They, along with 120,000 Japanese American residing in the western states, were later forcibly removed to, and confined in, government detention camps in the nation's interior.

May we honor this period of history by our remembrance and just action.
 
Erected 2007 by Former internees of Tanforan, descendants of the Internees and other generous individuals and organizations. (Marker Number 934.)
 
Location. 37° 38.128′ N, 122° 25.151′ W. Marker is in San Bruno, California, in San Mateo County. Marker can be reached from Commodore Drive, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker and garden are located at the entrance to the Tanfaran Mall. Marker is in this post office area: San Bruno CA 94066, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Tanforan Assembly Center Commemorative Garden Marker image. Click for full size.
By I.G.V.Atajar, December 9, 2009
2. Tanforan Assembly Center Commemorative Garden Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Seabiscuit (a few steps from this marker); Tanforan Racetrack Japanese Assembly Center (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Shipboard Landing (about 300 feet away); Molloy’s Springs (approx. 3 miles away); Joe Cavalli – Historical Site (approx. 3 miles away); First Camp After Discovery of San Francisco Bay (approx. 3.2 miles away); Colma City Hall (approx. 3.6 miles away); Old Colma Railroad Station (approx. 3.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in San Bruno.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Additional California temporary detention sights.
 
Additional keywords. Japanese Americans
 
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Seabiscuit image. Click for full size.
By I.G.V.Atajar, December 9, 2009
3. Seabiscuit
This monument to Seabiscuit is located next to this marker. See "Nearby Marker" for additional information.
The Shops at Tanforan (Grand Opening) image. Click for full size.
By I.G.V.Atajar, December 9, 2009
4. The Shops at Tanforan (Grand Opening)
 
 
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