Tanforan Assembly Center Commemorative Garden

Tanforan Assembly Center Commemorative Garden (HMGYQ)

Location: San Bruno, CA 94066 San Mateo County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 38.128', W 122° 25.151'

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This garden memorializes a time when this site, then the Tanforan Park Racetrack, was transformed into a temporary assembly center for persons of Japanese ancestry. On February 19, 1942, in the absence of charges or due process of law, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066. This act set into motion the forced evacuation of 7800 San Francisco Bay Area Japanese Americans, who lived under armed guard for eight months in horse stalls and makeshift housing at the Tanforan Assembly Center. They, along with 120,000 Japanese American residing in the western states, were later forcibly removed to, and confined in, government detention camps in the nation's interior.

May we honor this period of history by our remembrance and just action.
Marker Number934
Year Placed2007
Placed ByFormer internees of Tanforan, descendants of the Internees and other generous individuals and organizations
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 3:19am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 551245 N 4165529
Decimal Degrees37.63546667, -122.41918333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 38.128', W 122° 25.151'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 38' 7.68" N, 122° 25' 9.06" W
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Area Code(s)650, 415, 408
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2750 Tanforan Way, San Bruno CA 94066, US
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