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Central Utah Relocation Center (Topaz) Site

Delta, Utah
County of Millard.
10500 West 4500 North
National Register Number: 07000432
Resource type: Site.
Property type: Defense - military facility. The threat level was Satisfactory in
Congressional District: UT-3 Certified Local Government: NO
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Statement of Significance (as of designation - March 29, 2007):
The Central Utah Relocation Center Site, commonly known as "Topaz," is nationally significant as one of ten relocation centers built to intern Japanese Americans during World War II. It embodies the history of one of the most tragic episodes in twentieth-century American history: the forced removal of Japanese Americans from designated “military zones” on the West Coast amid the wartime hysteria that followed the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Topaz was occupied from September 1942 to October 1945. At its peak, the facility housed 8,130 internees.

The site, which contains no historic buildings, is in good condition.

No changes since the last reporting period.

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