History and Historic Sites of the Valley * Then and Now Photos * Lost Crescenta * Rockhaven * Membership
Tuna Camp, located on the edge of the Crescenta Valley, was one of the first detention stations to open after the start of WWII. It interrogated and processed hundreds of "enemy aliens" - Japanese, Germans, and Italians, guarded by armed soldiers and barbed wire fences. Little was known about this sinister chapter in our local history until recently when the site of Tuna Camp, today the Verdugo Hills Golf Course, was targeted with redevelopment into hundreds of houses. Sunland-Tujunga historian Lloyd Hitt will show newly found photos of the camp during wartime, and talk about the site's past, its present, and its controversial future as a historic landmark.
Regular meetings are held the third Monday of each month at 7:00 PM at the the Center for Spiritual Living, formerly known as the La Crescenta Church of Religious Science located at the intersection of Dunsmore and Santa Carlotta.