Temporary Detention Camps for Japanese Americans - Tanforan Assembly Center

California State Historic Landmark 934

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#934 Tanforan Racetrack Japanese Assembly Center
Racetrack opened in 1899 and had racing seasons until it burned down in 1964. Many famous horses raced and won here.
In 1942, Tanforan became a temporary assembly center for over 4000 persons of Japanese ancestry who were to be interned for the duration of World War II.

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Tanforan Park Shopping Center, El Camino Real, San Bruno.

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