Honor for Area Japanese-Americans Incarcerated in Prison Camps

Honor for Area Japanese-Americans Incarcerated in Prison Camps

Local farmers and business owners Dennis and Bonnie Simonian are dedicating a memorial tower to honor the memory of the many Japanese-Americans from Fresno County who were incarcerated in prison camps.
Local farmers and business owners Dennis and Bonnie Simonian are dedicating a memorial tower to honor the memory of the many Japanese-Americans from Fresno County who were incarcerated in prison camps.

The memorial tower is located at the corner of Jensen and Clovis Avenues. It is built from lumber salvaged from the camps in Arizona where many of the Japanese-Americans from the Fresno area were sent.

An inscription on the obelisk translates as "Soul Consoling Tower."

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