Santa Cruz County History - Executive Order 9066 and the Residents of Santa Cruz County


Full Text Newspaper ArticleSanta Cruz Sentinel-News, Morning Edition. April 26, 1942. p. 1

1196 JAPANESE IN COUNTY TO GO THIS WEEK

One thousand one hundred and ninety six persons of Japanese origin or descent will leave Santa Cruz county this week for the reception center on the rodeo grounds at Salinas. Thence they will go to colonies in inland areas.

The 1196 will represent 216 families who signed up with the Civilian Wartime Control Administration in the memorial building in Watsonville Friday and yesterday.

Of the 1196 total, the north end of Santa Cruz county will send 86, representing 17 families, most of whom have been resident on berry farms.

The first contingent to leave from the memorial building in Watsonville will be 52 Japanese, representing the families of workers who will be employed at the reception center as cooks, butchers, bakers or in similar capacities.

Families will be kept intact.

The rest of the Japanese will leave the Watsonville center at hours which have been assigned them on Wednesday and Thursday.

The evacuees may use their own automobiles to travel to the Watsonville memorial building, but from that point their trip to Salinas will be by bus.

12,000 ON COAST

San Francisco, April 25 (AP) Over 12,000 additional Japanese in northern and southern California, and at Seattle, Wash. have registered during the last two days for processing incident to their evacuation from these areas, the army's wartime civil control administration announced tonight.

Registration in certain of the areas will continue through tomorrow, bringing the total figure higher.

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