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TITLE
Posting Exclusion Order and Instructions
 
DESCRIPTION
Posting Exclusion Order and Instructions

Caption: "Civilian Exclusion Order #1 issued March 24, 1942 by General John L. DeWitt, military commander of the Western Defense Command, ordered the few hundred families off of Bainbridge Island, Washington. This was the first of 108 Civilian Exclusion Orders issued to apply exclusively to persons of Japanese ancestry living in the West Coast states."
 
CONTEXT
"The evacuation of all persons of Japanese ancestry was based on Executive Order #9066 signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on February 19, 1942."
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CREDIT
Courtesy of Museum of History and Industry, Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection
 
DATE
March 23, 1942