California Historical Landmarks in Yuba County
California Historical Landmark 934
Detention Camp For Japanese Americans
Arboga Community On Arboga Road Six Miles South Of Marysville
The temporary detention camps (also known as 'assembly centers') represent the first phase of the mass incarceration of 97,785 Californians of Japanese ancestry during World War II. Pursuant to Executive Order 9066 signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on February 19, 1942, thirteen makeshift detention facilities were constructed at various California racetracks, fairgrounds, and labor camps. These facilities were intended to confine Japanese Americans until more permanent concentration camps, such as those at Manzanar and Tule Lake in California, could be built in isolated areas of the country. Beginning on March 30, 1942, all native-born Americans and long-time legal residents of Japanese ancestry living in California were ordered to surrender themselves for detention.
Citation from California Office of Historic Preservation
The detention camp is commemorated by a marker in Olivehurst at the intersection of Feather River Boulevard and Broadway Street.
Detention of Japanese Americans During World War II