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Salinas in Monterey County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Salinas Temporary Detention Center

 
 
Salinas Temporary Detention Center Marker image. Click for full size.
By I.G.V.Atajar, June 25, 2009
1. Salinas Temporary Detention Center Marker
Inscription. 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.
 
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. mile away); Baldwin Locomotive Class S – 10 Engine 1237
Salinas Temporary Detention Center Marker image. Click for full size.
By I.G.V.Atajar, June 25, 2009
2. Salinas Temporary Detention Center Marker
(approx. 0.9 miles away); 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
Two Japanese evacuee families meeting at assembly center, Salinas rodeo grounds image. Click for full size.
By U.S. War Relocation Authority, March 1942
3. Two Japanese evacuee families meeting at assembly center, Salinas rodeo grounds
of the Salinas Garrison/Assembly Center, including photos. (Submitted on February 2, 2010.) 
 
Additional keywords. Japanese Americans; Issei; Nisei
 
Categories. Asian AmericansNotable EventsWar, World II
 
Salinas, California. Japanese-Americans and their baggage arriving at reception center image. Click for full size.
By Russell Lee, US Office of War Information, May 1942
4. Salinas, California. Japanese-Americans and their baggage arriving at reception center
 
 
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