Merced in Merced County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Merced Assembly Center
Erected 1982 by State Department of Parks and Recreation/Japanese American Citizens League, Livingston-Merced Chapter. (Marker Number 934.)
Location. 37° 17.48′ N, 120° 29.104′ W. Marker is in Merced, California, in Merced County. Marker can be reached from Martin Luther King Jr. Way. Touch for map. This marker is located at the entrance to the Merced County Fairgrounds. Marker is at or near this postal address: 900 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Merced CA 95340, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Castle Memorial Parade Ground (approx. 7 miles away); A Comrade’s Tribute to Brig. Gen. Frederick W. Castle A.A.F. (approx. 7 miles away); The Montpelier-Oakdale Railroad (approx. 13.6 miles away).
Related markers. list of markers that are related to this marker. Additional California Temporary Assembly Centers
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1. Japanese Internment. It was without serious incident that one of the largest migrations in history took place in early spring of 1942. Under military supervision, the U.S. Government evacuated more than 110,000 people of Japanese descent and placed them into 10 wartime enclaves. More than two thirds of those interned under the executive order were U.S. citizens, and none had ever demonstrated any disloyalty. (Submitted on September 9, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
2. Incarceration of Japanese Americans During World War II. (Submitted on September 14, 2011.)
Categories. • Asian Americans • War, World II •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 9, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 616 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 9, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.