Executive Order 9066

On February 19, 1942 President Franklin Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066. This order, related to coastal areas of the United States, allowed the removal of any person considered to be a threat to U.S. national security. It mostly affected those of Japanese descent, over 100,000 of whom were removed from their homes and moved inland. Different areas in Colorado were rumored to be housing the refugees, either in regular communities or internment camps. Read on to learn the local reaction to the news.

CCC Camps Are Being Prepared for Visitors
Steamboat Pilot
February 26, 1942


Japs Are Coming?
Aspen Daily Times
February 26, 1942

Protection From Sabotage (scroll down)
Record-Journal of Douglas County
February 27, 1942

Carr Asserts Colorado Ready To Take Japs
Steamboat Pilot
March 5, 1942

Japs Become Political Issue
Steamboat Pilot
April 9, 1942

Governor Carr Addresses Ladies Republican Club
Steamboat Pilot
April 16, 1942

Japs To Be Permanent Settlers (scroll down)
Steamboat Pilot
May 7, 1942

State Officers Will Keep Eye On Jap Aliens
Steamboat Pilot
May 19, 1942

The Japanese Question
Steamboat Pilot
June 4, 1942

Colorado Gets a Jap Center (scroll down)
Steamboat Pilot
June 18, 1942

7000 Pacific Coast Japs Relocated in Colorado
Record-Journal of Douglas County
June 26, 1942

These articles come from the Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection, a service of the Colorado State Library, History Colorado, and libraries, historical societies, and community organizations in Colorado.

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