Florence (detention facility)

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US Gov Name Florence Internment Camp
Facility Type U.S. Army Internment Camp
Administrative Agency U.S. Army
Location Florence, Arizona (33.0167 lat, -111.3833 lng)
Date Opened
Date Closed
Population Description Held individuals of Japanese ancestry.
General Description Located in Florence, Arizona. Florence is northeast of Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, between Phoenix and Tucson in southern Arizona. Hot desert area with extreme summer temperatures.
Peak Population 343 (1942-05-04)
National Park Service Info

  • A small quantity of Japanese goods including green tea and soybeans were distributed here from the exchange ship M.S. Gripsholm in June 1942 and December 1943.

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