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Near Arboga in Yuba County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Arboga Assembly Center

 
 
Arboga Assembly Center Marker image. Click for full size.
By Marysville Japanese American Citizens League, 2021
1. Arboga Assembly Center Marker
Inscription.  
This is the site of Arboga, where 2,465 Japanese Americans forced from their homes in Placer and Sacramento counties were incarcerated from May 8 to June 29, 1942, by the United States Government. Four months prior, on February 19, 1942, president Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which unjustifiably ordered the removal of all persons of Japanese ancestry from the West Coast. Henceforth, may constitutional rights be unquestionably upheld in these United States of America.

Dedicated on February 27, 2010
California State Historical Landmark No. 934
 
Erected 2010 by California State Parks, Marysville Joint Unified School District, Yuba County Board of Supervisors, Friends for the Preservation of Yuba County History, National Park Service, Marysville Buddhist Church, Marysville chapter Japanese American Citizens League, and others. (Marker Number 934.)
 
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Asian AmericansCivil Rights
Arboga Assembly Center Marker image. Click for full size.
By Marysville Japanese American Citizens League, January 20, 2021
2. Arboga Assembly Center Marker
At the Arboga Assembly Center Memorial Site and Interpretive Center.
War, World II. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks series list.
 
Location. 39° 2.863′ N, 121° 34.487′ W. Marker is near Arboga, California, in Yuba County. Memorial is on Broadway Street 0.2 miles east of Feather River Boulevard, on the left when traveling east. Located 1 mile west of Arboga, 7 miles south of Marysville. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Olivehurst CA 95961, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Marysville Migrant Labor Campsite (approx. ¼ mile away); Hock Farm (approx. 2.2 miles away); Sutter's Hock Farm (approx. 3.1 miles away); Chinese Rock Wall (approx. 6.1 miles away); Bok Kai Temple (approx. 6.1 miles away); Davis Hotel (approx. 6.1 miles away); Lord Sholto Douglas (approx. 6.1 miles away); New Mecklenberg (approx. 6.1 miles away).
 
More about this marker. This is California Historical Landmark No. 934, one of twelve California Assembly Center markers with the same number. Arboga Assembly Center is also known as Marysville Assembly Center.
 
Regarding Arboga Assembly Center. California Historical Landmark statement of significance:
No. 934 - Temporary Detention Camps for Japanese Americans - Marysville Assembly Center
The temporary detention camps (also known as 'assembly centers') represent the first phase of the mass incarceration of 97,785 Californians of Japanese ancestry
Arboga (aka Marysville) Assembly Center image. Click for full size.
By US Army, 1942
3. Arboga (aka Marysville) Assembly Center
during World War II. Pursuant to Executive Order 9066 signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on February 19, 1942, thirteen makeshift detention facilities were constructed at various California racetracks, fairgrounds, and labor camps. These facilities were intended to confine Japanese Americans until more permanent concentration camps, such as those at Manzanar and Tule Lake in California, could be built in isolated areas of the country. Beginning on March 30, 1942, all native-born Americans and long-time legal residents of Japanese ancestry living in California were ordered to surrender themselves for detention.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. — Additional California Relocation Centers.
 
Additional keywords. Marysville Assembly Center
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 24, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 24, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 94 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 24, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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