On May 7, 1942, Civilian Exclusion Order No. 52 was posted in Sacramento. This notice demanded all Japanese in the Sacramento area register for evacuation. The Notice was posted on a Thursday, with registration beginning the next day and the actual evacuation of all Japanese to begin Monday, May 11, 1942. All Japanese were to be gone from Sacramento by May 16th.
The order evacuating the 3500 from Sacramento was the largest yet issued, officials said. The Sacramento evacuation district is second in size only to Los Angeles. [Union, 5-8-42, p2]
- Final Report: Japanese Evacuation from the West Coast, 1942. Letterhead (p. vii): Headquarters Western Defense Command and Fourth Army, Office of the Commanding General. SuDoc. W 2.2:J 27
- Ibid., Table 47, pages 363-366
- Sacramento Bee, All Japanese Must Get Out of Sacramento, May 7, 1942, p.1
- Sacramento Bee, Notice to Evacuate (image), May 7, 1942, p.1
- Sacramento Union, All Japanese to Quit City by May 16, May 8, 1942, p.1