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Tule Lake Historical Landmark Plaque

Tule Lake Historical Landmark Plaque
Tule Lake Historical Landmark Plaque

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California Historical Landmark 850-2: Tule Lake Relocation Center

TULE LAKE

May 1942  March 1946

Tule Lake was one of ten American Concentration Camps established during World War II to incarcerate 110,000 persons of Japanese ancestry, of whom the majority were American citizens, Behind barbed wire and guard towers without charge, trial or establishment of build. These camps are reminders of how racism, economic and political exploitation, and expediency can undermine the constitutional guarantees of United States citizens and aliens alike. May the injustices and humiliation suffered here never recur.

California Registered Historical Landmark No. 850-2 Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Northern California-Western Nevada District Council. Japanese American Citizens League. May 27, 1979.