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The Library has digitized 32 editions of the "Santa Anita PACEMAKER" and made them available on our website.



The PACEMAKER was a newspaper published for the more than 18,000 persons who resided at the Santa
Anita Assembly Center during six months in 1942. 




At that time, The Los Angeles Herald Express said of this newspaper:  "The PACEMAKER is an example of human ingenuity lifted to a peak.  Housed in what was a blacksmith shop, staffed by 10 young newspapermen - hardly one of whom speaks or writes Japanese - the PACEMAKER tells the news of the camp, lays false rumors by the heels, and sheds a ray of humor on what at best is an uncomfortable situation."

Click on these links to learn more about this chapter in the history of Arcadia and America, written by a few of those who lived it.



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