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Photograph shows a group of evacuees in a watermelon eating contest at Santa Anita Assembly Center in California. Caption on album page: "Special activities sections were established at centers under the Recreation Division and conducted diversified recreational stunts. Photo shows a group of evacuees in a watermelon eating contest at Santa Anita (California) Assembly Center." SANTA ANITA PHOTO NO. 731A black and white, 8 x 10 in. The War Relocation Authority (WRA), together with the Wartime Civil Control Administration (WCCA), the Civil Affairs Division (CAD) and the Office of the Commanding General (OFG) of the Western Defense Command (WDC) operated together to segregate and house some 110,000 men women and children from 1942 to 1945. The collection contains documents and photographs relating to the establishment and administrative workings of the (WDC), the (WRA) and the (WCCA) for the year 1942. batch1