(8) Terminal Island Memorial

1124 South Seaside Ave., San Pedro, California

In 1941, 3,000 people of Japanese descent made their homes in an area of Terminal Island in East San Pedro. The Japanese fishing village was next to Fish Harbor, and most of the local residents worked in the fishing industry. Soon after the attack on Pearl Harbor, the FBI rounded up all of the adult males and jailed them. In February of 1942, Terminal Island residents were forced to leave their homes within 48 hours, and most were eventually sent to the Manzanar concentration camp. In 2002, the Port of Los Angeles dedicated the Terminal Island Memorial Monument.