June 30, 1944
The Jerome Relocation Center, an internment camp that housed Japanese Americans forcibly removed from the West Coast during World War II, closed. The Jerome Relocation Center was in operation for 634 days—the fewest number of days of any of the relocation camps in the nation. The first of the ten relocation camps to close, Jerome was used as a German prisoner-of-war camp until the end of the war in Europe. Today, the site is mostly used as farmland, although a monument marks the former camp. The remnants of the hospital smokestack can also be seen south of the monument.