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Pomona in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Pomona Assembly Center

 
 
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1. Pomona Assembly Center Marker
Inscription.
The Los Angeles County Fairgrounds was one of 15 temporary assembly centers established during World War II pursuant to Executive Order 9066, signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on February 19, 1942.

The U S. Army confined at this site 5,514 persons of Japanese ancestry, the majority of whom were American citizens, from May 7 through August 24, 1942.

In August 1942, the majority of the detainees were relocated to Heart Mountain, Wyoming, one of 10 detention camps that collectively confined 120,000 people without due process of law, charges or trial, or establishment of guilt, as a result of hysteria and racism.

May such injustice and suffering never recur.
 
Erected 2016 by Los Angeles County Fairgrounds. (Marker Number 934.)
 
Location. 34° 4.873′ N, 117° 45.986′ W. Marker is in Pomona, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is at the intersection of McKinley Avenue and Canyon Way, on the right when traveling west on McKinley Avenue. Touch for map. Located near the Gate 1 parking lot. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1101 West McKinley Ave, Pomona CA 91768, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies.
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2. Pomona Assembly Center Marker
Located between a parking lot and a passenger drop-off area.
La Casa Primera (approx. 0.8 miles away); Casa Alvarado (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Haugh Residence (approx. 1.4 miles away); Lordsburg Townsite (approx. 1.4 miles away); Adobe de Palomares (approx. 1˝ miles away); La Casa de Carrion (approx. 1.7 miles away); First Home of Pomona College (approx. 1.9 miles away); La Cienega Mud Springs, Birthplace of San Dimas (was approx. 2.4 miles away but has been reported missing. ). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pomona.
 
More about this marker. Located at the Los Angeles County Fairgrounds, also known as Fairplex, in Pomona.
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 Assembly Centers.
 
Categories. Asian AmericansCivil RightsWar, World II
 
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3. Pomona Assembly Center
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 8, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 26, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 63 times since then and 18 times this year. Last updated on January 7, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 26, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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