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Valley Internment-Camp-Turned-Golf-Course Gets Landmarked

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The site of the Tuna Canyon Detention Center, a World War II-era internment camp, has been designated a historical monument by the city. The application was initially denied because none of the original structures remain on the site, which is now the Verdugo Hills Golf Course, but an agreement was eventually reached. "The Tuna Canyon Detention Station is an important piece of our history in the Northeast San Fernando Valley and a reminder of some of our darkest times as a community, nation and world," said Councilmember Richard Alarcon, whose office filed the application. The property is owned by Snowball West, which intends to put a housing development there. The historic designation won't interfere with the development, according to the Glendale News-Press.
· Tuna Canyon goes historic [GNP]
· Fore! Locals Attack Verdugo Hills Golf Course Plans [Curbed LA]