Parker Dam (detention facility)
|US Gov Name||Parker Dam Reception Center|
|Facility Type||Temporary Assembly Center|
|Administrative Agency||Wartime Civil Control Administration|
|Location||Parker, Arizona (34.1500 lat, -114.2833 lng)|
|Date Opened||May 8, 1942|
|Date Closed||May 31, 1942|
|Population Description||Held people from Arizona, California, Oregon, and Washington.|
|General Description||Located on the site that later became the WRA-run concentration camp Poston.|
|National Park Service Info|
The Parker Dam camp was one of two "reception centers" that augmented the fifteen " assembly centers " operated by the Wartime Civil Control Administration . In operation from May 8, 1942, Parker Dam was taken over by the War Relocation Authority on June 1, 1942 and became the so called "Colorado River Relocation Center," more commonly known as Poston . Unlike inmates taken to one of the assembly centers, inmates initially sent to Parker Dam did not have to move again to a more permanent War Relocation Authority camp.
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