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Stockton in San Joaquin County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Stockton Assembly Center

 
 
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By Syd Whittle, February 8, 2009
1. Stockton Assembly Center Marker
Inscription.  
Here, within the confines of San Joaquin County Fairgrounds, enclosed by barbed wire and housed in temporary barracks, 4,217 San Joaquin County residents of Japanese ancestry, predominately American citizens, were interned from May 10 to October 17, 1942 under Executive Order 9066. May such usurpation of civil, social, and economic rights, without specific charges or trial, never again occur.
 
Erected 1984 by The State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Japanese American Community of San Joaquin County, May 12, 1984. (Marker Number 934.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Asian AmericansWar, World II. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks series list.
 
Location. 37° 56.292′ N, 121° 16.107′ W. Marker is in Stockton, California, in San Joaquin County. Marker is located at the entrance gate, at the southern end of the parking lot of the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds. Touch for map. Marker is
Stockton Assembly Center Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, February 8, 2009
2. Stockton Assembly Center Marker
at or near this postal address: 1658 South Airport Way, Stockton CA 95206, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Moses Rogers Home (approx. one mile away); John Brown (approx. 1.3 miles away); Saint Mary’s Catholic Church (approx. 1.4 miles away); Commercial and Savings Bank (approx. 1.4 miles away); Ort J. Lofthus Crosstown Freeway (approx. 1.4 miles away); California Building (approx. 1.4 miles away); Stockton Savings and Loan Society Bank (approx. 1˝ miles away); Goddess of Justice (approx. 1˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stockton.
 
Regarding Stockton Assembly Center. This is one of 12 assembly centers designated as California Historical Landmark No.934.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. - Additional California Temporary Assembly Centers
 
Also see . . .
1. Stockton Assembly Center. Darkchilde's Sanctuary on the Web entry (Submitted on February 8, 2009.) 

2. A First Hand Experience – Time of Remembrance. Elk Grove Unified School District - Oral History Project entry (Submitted on February 8, 2009.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 18, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 8, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,686 times since then and 11 times this year. Last updated on January 25, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 8, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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