Verdugo Hills Golf Course

History Could Save Verdugo Hills Golf Course

By Jean-Paul R. deGuzman

This study demonstrates how the campaign to win Historic Cultural Monument status for the site of a World War II enemy-alien detention station was able to achieve its goal by working with unlikely allies with different agendas. The goal of the core group, the Tuna Canyon Detention Station or TCDS Coalition, was monument status to bring greater attention to the injustices of wartime prejudice and serve as a powerful reminder to ensure such actions would not occur again. The coalition succeeded in educating the public about the site’s historical significance.

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Verdugo Hills Golf Course Photos

The Verdugo Hills Golf Course sits on the site of the Tuna Canyon Detention Station.