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.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Asian Americans • Notable Events • War, World II. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks series list.
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 north of Bernal Drive, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located at Sherwood Park. Touch for mapTouch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 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 (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); Historic Harvey House (approx. 0.9 miles away); Bataan Park (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salinas.
Regarding Salinas Temporary Detention Center. This site is one of twelve 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 Detention Centers
Also see . . . Salinas Garrison (Salinas Assembly Center). The California State Military Museum's history of the Salinas Garrison/Assembly Center, including photos. (Submitted on February 2, 2010.)
Additional keywords. Japanese Americans; Issei; Nisei
Credits. This page was last revised on January 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 4, 2009, by I.G.V.Atajar of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 2,358 times since then and 7 times this year. Last updated on January 25, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 4, 2009, by I.G.V.Atajar of San Jose, California. 3, 4. submitted on February 2, 2010. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.