“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Fresno in Fresno County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)

Fresno Assembly Center

Fresno Assembly Center Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, May 20, 2011
1. Fresno Assembly Center Marker
Inscription. This memorial is dedicated to over 5,000 Americans of Japanese ancestry who were confined at the Fresno Fairgrounds from May to October 1942. This was an early phase of the mass incarceration of over 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II pursuant to Executive Order 9066. They were detained without charges, trial or establishment of guilt. May such injustice and suffering never recur.
Erected 1992 by State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Fresno District Fair, Japanese American Citizens League and the Central California Nikkei Foundation. (Marker Number 934.)
Location. 36° 43.891′ N, 119° 45.044′ W. Marker is in Fresno, California, in Fresno County. Marker can be reached from South Chance Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located near the main entrance to the Fresno Fairgrounds. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1141 South Chance Avenue, Fresno CA 93702, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Frank Chance Field 1935-1941 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fresno Traction Company (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Fresno Brewing Company (approx. 1˝ miles away); Billy Vukovich Memorial (approx. 1.8 miles away); Young Corbett III (approx. 1.8 miles away); David of Sassoon (approx. 2.1 miles away); George M. Bowman (approx. 2.1 miles away); The Fresno Water Tower (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fresno.
More about this marker. This is California Historical Landmark No. 934, one of twelve California Assembly Center markers with the same number.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Additional California temporary detention sites.
Categories. Asian AmericansNotable PlacesWar, World II
Credits. This page was last revised on January 9, 2019. This page originally submitted on January 12, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 910 times since then and 13 times this year. Last updated on January 7, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photo   1. submitted on January 12, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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