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Merced Assembly Center

 
 
Merced Assembly Center Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 20, 2011
1. Merced Assembly Center Marker
Inscription. This was one of 15 temporary detention camps established during World War II to incarcerate persons of Japanese ancestry, a majority of whom were American citizens, without specific charges or trial. From May to September 1942, 4669 residents of Northern California were detained until permanent relocation camps were built. May the injustices and humiliation suffered here as a result of hysteria, racism and economic exploitation never recur.
 
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 1 other marker is within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Montpelier-Oakdale Railroad (approx. 13.6 miles away).
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Additional California Temporary Assembly
Merced Assembly Center Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 20, 2011
2. Merced Assembly Center Marker
Centers
 
Also see . . .
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 AmericansWar, World II
 
Entrance to the Merced County Fairground image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 20, 2011
3. Entrance to the Merced County Fairground
The Merced Assembly Center Marker is to the right.
 
 
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 599 times since then and 46 times this year. 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.
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