Sharp Park

Sharp Park was an Immigration Detention Station in California which held people of Japanese descent from California and Peru. In addition it held German, Italian and Chinese nationals. It was a detention center for those arrested in Northern California, according to one source. The camp was opened on March 30, 1942 and closed in 1946.

Aliens at Sharp Camp following the evacuation order for persons of Japanese ancestry. This camp was set up as detention station where suspects were held before given hearings. They remained here only a short while, being sent to an internment camp or a relocation center following the hearings. 3/30/42

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