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Arrival at the Puyallup Assembly Center

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Museum of History & Industry Collection

The Puyallup Assembly Center, which many camp inmates called "Camp Harmony," was on the site of the annual Western Washington Fair. The center was constructed in only seventeen days. Barracks were erected in converted livestock stalls near the parking lots and under the grandstand. Japanese Americans remained at the fairgrounds from April 28 to September 23,1942, before moving to permanent camps.

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Courtesy of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection (number PI-86.5, Puyallup-Japanese Colony), Museum of History & Industry

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