Salinas in Monterey County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Salinas Temporary Detention Center
Erected 1984 by State Department of Parks and Recreation, Japanese American Citizens League and the City of Salinas. (Marker Number 934.)
Location. 36° 41.472′ N, 121° 38.941′ W. Marker is in Salinas, California, in Monterey County. Marker can be reached from North Main Street. Click for map. Marker is located at the Sherwood Gardens Rodeo Grounds - Sherwood Hall Community Center. Marker is at or near this postal address: 940 North Main Street, Salinas CA 93906, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The First and Second Filipino Infantry Regiments U.S. Army (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Eugene Sherwood (approx. ¼ mile away); Baldwin Locomotive Class S – 10 Engine 1237 Southern Pacific Caboose # 726 (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Oldest Home in Salinas (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Salinas Railway Station (approx. 0.9 miles away); Bataan Park (approx. one mile away); The Steinbeck House (approx. 1.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Salinas.
Regarding Salinas Temporary Detention Center. This site was designated, along with ten other similar sites, as California Registered Historical Landmark No. 934 on May 13, 1980.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Additional California Temporary Detention Centers
Also see . . .
1. An Overview of World War II Japanese American Relocation Sites. This National Park Service article details the history of the relocation camps during World War II. Prior to placement in a camp, People of Japanese ancestry were housed in temporary relocation centers such as this one in Salinas. (Submitted on December 4, 2009.)
2. Salinas Garrison (Salinas Assembly Center). The California State Military Museum's history (Submitted on February 2, 2010.)
Additional keywords. Japanese Americans; Issei; Nisei
Categories. • Asian Americans • Notable Events • War, World II •
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