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Tujunga in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Tuna Canyon Detention Station

 
 
Tuna Canyon Detention Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, April 12, 2018
1. Tuna Canyon Detention Station Marker
Inscription.  World War II confinement site.
 
Erected 2018 by City of Los Angeles. (Marker Number 1039.)
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Asian AmericansCivil RightsHispanic AmericansWar, World II.
 
Location. 34° 14.044′ N, 118° 16.224′ W. Marker is in Tujunga, California, in Los Angeles County. Memorial is at the intersection of La Tuna Canyon Road and Honolulu Avenue, on the left when traveling east on La Tuna Canyon Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tujunga CA 91042, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sister Elsie’s Well (approx. 0.9 miles away); Crescenta Valley Park (approx. 0.9 miles away); Bolton Hall (approx. 1.6 miles away); McGroarty Home (approx. 1.9 miles away); The Bell of La Crescenta Elementary School (approx. 2 miles away); The Great Flood of 1934 (approx. 2½ miles away); The Crescenta-Cañada Valley (approx. 3.1 miles away); Doctors House (approx. 3½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tujunga.
 
Regarding Tuna Canyon Detention Station.
Tuna Canyon Detention Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, April 12, 2018
2. Tuna Canyon Detention Station Marker
Unveiling ceremony on April 12, 2018.
The Detention Station confined “enemy aliens” during World War II, including Japanese, German, and Italian immigrants, and extradited Japanese Peruvians. At this location, a vacated Civilian Conservation Corps camp was converted into a detention station, one of many confinement sites set up by the government.

Today, nothing remains of the Detention Station. An abandoned golf course driving range will soon become a community of new homes.
 
Also see . . .  Tuna Canyon website. (Submitted on April 12, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.)
 
Additional keywords. Japanese American Internment Camps, German, Italian, Peruvians,
 
Tuna Canyon Detention Station site image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, April 12, 2018
3. Tuna Canyon Detention Station site
Abandoned golf course driving range and nearby oak grove is the former location of the Detention Station.
Museum Exhibit image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, April 12, 2018
4. Museum Exhibit
This is part of a traveling museum exhibition, displayed at the marker unveiling.
Tuna Canyon Detention Station image. Click for full size.
circa 1940
5. Tuna Canyon Detention Station
The marker today would be near the lower left, south-east of the detention station.
Tuna Canyon Detention Station image. Click for full size.
circa 1942
6. Tuna Canyon Detention Station
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 7, 2018. It was originally submitted on April 12, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 151 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 12, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.   5, 6. submitted on April 30, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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