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KPCC: Former Detention Station for Japanese Americans to Gain Historical & Cultural Recognition

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Incarceration CampThe Tuna Canyon Detention Station in Los Angeles is expected to be declared an historic-cultural monument by the Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday morning, reports KPCC.

Tuna Canyon which is now a golf course held 2,000 Japanese Americans during World War II before they were moved to a more permanent prison.

Some have opposed the cultural designation because all the original buildings were bulldozed long ago.

“We need to commemorate the sacrifices, the pain of our forefathers, the men and women who went through such a devastating experience,” Councilman Ed Reyes, chair of the Planning and Land Use Management Committee, said last week.

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