United States. Army. Western Defense Command and Fourth Army. Final Report, Japanese Evacuation from the West Coast, 1942.
Washington 1943


Salinas, California






Salinas Assembly Center (U.S. government name) opened on April 27, 1942. The camp was made up of 165 buildings north and east of the racetrack, with 6 buildings erected inside of the racetrack. The total population was 3,608 for the 69 days the camp was in operation.

The camp was closed on July 4, 1942, with much of the population going to Poston and a handful being sent to Tule Lake.

Confinement and Ethnicity: An Overview of World War 2 Japanese American Relocation Sites