Only the Oaks Remain

Only the Oaks Remain
Photo credit: Stephen Schafer

There are no barracks, guard towers, and high fences with barbed wire left on the driving range where once an important life changing world event occurred. On December 16, 1941, Japanese, German, and Italian immigrants were housed there within nine days after the bombing of Pearl Harbor.

Today there are beautiful oak and sycamore trees that guard its fading history.

The Los Angeles City Council was finally convinced that the Tuna Canyon Detention Station is a historic and culturally significant site after activists relentlessly were present at meetings and participated in a working group to create a community consensus for an interpretive plan.

When the breeze touches your face, you think of sadness that these trees have witnessed.