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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.)
 
Location. 34° 14.044′ N, 118° 16.224′ W. Marker is in Tujunga, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker 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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Doctors House (approx. 3 miles away); Miss American Green Cross (approx. 3.6 miles away); El Miradero (approx. 3.6 miles away); Burbank's First City Hall (approx. 4.2 miles away); Burbank City Hall (approx. 4.2 miles away); Story Hardware (approx. 4.3 miles away); Burbank Post Office (approx. 4.3 miles away); Portal of the Folded Wings (approx. 5.6 miles away).
 
Regarding Tuna Canyon Detention Station. 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
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.
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,
 
Categories. Asian AmericansCivil RightsHispanic AmericansWar, World II
 
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.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 15, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 12, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 12, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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