Turlock

Temporary Assembly Center

Location: Turlock, California

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Japanese American family (ddr-densho-151-13)
img Japanese American family (ddr-densho-151-13)
Original WRA caption: Turlock, California. Members of the Esaki family at Turlock assembly center. The parents, who came to this country 38 years ago, owned a fruit ranch near Winters on which all but two of this group lived. Evacuees of Japanese ancestry will be transferred later to War Relocation Authority centers where they will spend ...
Baggage inspection (ddr-densho-151-221)
img Baggage inspection (ddr-densho-151-221)
Original caption: Turlock, California. Heads of families of Japanese ancestry are gathered about the table where their hand- baggage is being inspected for contraband before being admitted into the Assembly center.
Turlock TAC No. 4 (June 26, 1942) (ddr-densho-198-4)
doc Turlock TAC No. 4 (June 26, 1942) (ddr-densho-198-4)
Selected article title: "Selective Service Registration Here on June 30" (p. 1), "Activities at the Interior Security Office" (p. 1), "Letter from Montana" (p. 8).
New arrivals at the Turlock Assembly Center (ddr-densho-151-17)
img New arrivals at the Turlock Assembly Center (ddr-densho-151-17)
Original WRA caption: Turlock, California. These young evacuees of Japanese ancestry are awaiting their turn for baggage inspection at this Assembly center.
Families arriving at Turlock (ddr-densho-151-455)
img Families arriving at Turlock (ddr-densho-151-455)
Original caption: Turlock, California. Families of Japanese ancestry arrived at Turlock Assembly. Evacuees will be housed later at War Relocation Authority centers for the duration.
Mass removal (ddr-densho-151-63)
img Mass removal (ddr-densho-151-63)
Original WRA caption: Farm families of Japanese ancestry boarding buses for Turlock Assembly Center 65 miles away. An official of the WCAA is checking the families into the bus by number.
Baggage inspection (ddr-densho-151-8)
img Baggage inspection (ddr-densho-151-8)
Original WRA caption: Turlock, California. Baggage is inspected as families arrive at Turlock assembly center. Evacuees of Japanese ancestry will be transferred later to War Relocation Authority centers where they will spend the duration.
Baggage inspection (ddr-densho-151-220)
img Baggage inspection (ddr-densho-151-220)
Original caption: Turlock, California. Baggage is inspected as families arrive at Turlock assembly center. Evacuees of Japanese ancestry will be transferred later to War Relocation Authority centers where they will spend the duration.
New arrivals at the Turlock Assembly Center (ddr-densho-151-11)
img New arrivals at the Turlock Assembly Center (ddr-densho-151-11)
Original WRA caption: Turlock, California. Families of Japanese ancestry arrived at Turlock assembly center. Evacuees will be housed later at War Relocation Authority centers for the duration.
Mother and children waiting in line (ddr-densho-151-223)
img Mother and children waiting in line (ddr-densho-151-223)
Original caption: Turlock, California. Families of Japanese ancestry arrive at Turlock Assembly Center. Evacuees will be housed later at War Relocation Authority centers for the duration.
Japanese Americans waiting for medical examination (ddr-densho-151-222)
img Japanese Americans waiting for medical examination (ddr-densho-151-222)
Original caption: Turlock, California. These evacuees of Japanese ancestry are awaiting their turn for medical examination before being assigned to their places in the barracks, after their arrival at this assembly center.
Baggage inspection (ddr-densho-151-224)
img Baggage inspection (ddr-densho-151-224)
Original caption: Turlock, California. Possessions brought to the Assembly center by evacuees of Japanese ancestry, are inspected for contraband upon arrival. Evacuees are here here shown unfastening their bundles and unpacking their suitcases for the inspector. They will then be assigned to their places in the barracks.
Turlock TAC No. 7 (July 17, 1942) (ddr-densho-198-7)
doc Turlock TAC No. 7 (July 17, 1942) (ddr-densho-198-7)
Selected article title: "Center Evacuation Starts This Sat." (p. 1), "Farewell Statement from Center Mgr. Mr. Pinnella" (p. 1), "Barber Shop Beauty Salon Open" (p. 6).
Mass removal (ddr-densho-151-18)
img Mass removal (ddr-densho-151-18)
Original WRA caption: Byron, California. Main Street of small town in the farming district, on morning of evacuation. Six bus loads of residents of Japanese ancestry were checked in and taken to the Assembly center at the Turlock Fairgrounds, 65 miles away.
New assembly center arrivals (ddr-densho-151-9)
img New assembly center arrivals (ddr-densho-151-9)
Original WRA caption: Turlock, California. These children have just arrived at Turlock Assembly center. Evacuees of Japanese ancestry will be transferred later to a War Relocation Authority center for the duration.
Japanese Americans arriving at Turlock Assembly Center (ddr-densho-151-10)
img Japanese Americans arriving at Turlock Assembly Center (ddr-densho-151-10)
Original WRA caption: Turlock, California. These evacuees of Japanese ancestry have just arrived at the Turlock Assembly center which has been open only two days. They are on their way to their places in the barracks where they have been assigned by family groups. Later evacuees will be transferred to War Relocation Authority centers for the ...
New arrivals at the Turlock Assembly Center (ddr-densho-151-16)
img New arrivals at the Turlock Assembly Center (ddr-densho-151-16)
Original WRA caption: Turlock, California. Arrivals at Assembly center on their way to their new quarters. Evacuees of Japanese ancestry will be transferred later from assembly centers to War Relocation Authority centers where they will spend the duration.
Japanese Americans walking to barracks (ddr-densho-151-227)
img Japanese Americans walking to barracks (ddr-densho-151-227)
Original caption: Turlock, California. Arrivals at Assembly center on their way to their new quarters. Evacuees of Japanese ancestry will be transferred later from assembly centers to War Relocation Authority centers where they will spend the duration.
New arrivals at the Turlock Assembly Center (ddr-densho-151-15)
img New arrivals at the Turlock Assembly Center (ddr-densho-151-15)
Original WRA caption: Turlock, California. This aged woman of Japanese ancestry , in foreground, has just arrived at this Assembly center.
Baggage inspection (ddr-densho-151-225)
img Baggage inspection (ddr-densho-151-225)
Original caption: Turlock, California. Baggage is inspected as families arrive at Turlock assembly center. Evacuees of Japanese ancestry will be transferred later to War Relocation Authority centers where they will spend the duration.
New arrivals at the Turlock Assembly Center (ddr-densho-151-14)
img New arrivals at the Turlock Assembly Center (ddr-densho-151-14)
Original WRA caption: Turlock, California. Families of Japanese ancestry arrive at Turlock Assembly Center. Evacuees will be housed later at War Relocation Authority centers for the duration.
Baggage inspection (ddr-densho-151-12)
img Baggage inspection (ddr-densho-151-12)
Original WRA caption: Turlock, California. Baggage is inspected as families arrive at Turlock assembly center. Evacuees of Japanese ancestry will be transferred later to War Relocation Authority centers where they will spend the duration.
Assembly center new arrivals (ddr-densho-151-31)
img Assembly center new arrivals (ddr-densho-151-31)
Original WRA caption: Turlock, California. Farm families of Japanese ancestry arriving at this Assembly Center from Byron. Their hand baggage will be inspected on the table at lower right. After being medically examined, all will be assigned to their places in the barracks for later transfer to War Relocation Authority centers.
Japanese Americans waiting for baggage inspection (ddr-densho-151-226)
img Japanese Americans waiting for baggage inspection (ddr-densho-151-226)
Original caption: Turlock, California. These evacuees of Japanese ancestry have just arrived at this Assembly center and are awaiting the inspection of their baggage. They will then be assigned places in the barracks to remain until they are transferred to a War Relocation Authority center for the duration.
Turlock TAC No. 1 (June 3, 1942) (ddr-densho-198-1)
doc Turlock TAC No. 1 (June 3, 1942) (ddr-densho-198-1)
Selected article title: "Our New Life... A Challenge?" (p. 1), "Hospital Staff Discuss Sanitation, Asks Cooperation" (p. 1), "Vim, Vigor, and Vitality for Volleyball" (p. 2), "Look Fire!!" (p. 3), "English Classes to be Staffed Soon" (p. 4).
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