War Relocation Authority Camps in Arizona 1942-1946


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Views of Parker, Arizona

Parker was a small Southwestern town in 1942 when the Colorado River Relocation Center at Poston was built.

image of Parker, Arizona
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image of Parker, Arizona
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These two images are from photographs dated April 9, 1942, and photographed by Clem Albers. The WRA's description for each reads: "View of main street Parker. Near this desert town, the War Relocation Authority will maintain a center for evacuees of Japanese ancestry on the Colorado Indian Reservation."