Arboga, California

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Coordinates: 39°03′05″N 121°33′21″W / 39.05139°N 121.55583°W / 39.05139; -121.55583

Arboga
Unincorporated community
Arboga is located in California
Arboga
Arboga
Location in California
Coordinates: 39°03′05″N 121°33′21″W / 39.05139°N 121.55583°W / 39.05139; -121.55583
Country United States
State California
County Yuba County
Elevation[1] 56 ft (17 m)

Arboga is an unincorporated community in Yuba County, California. It is located 3 miles (4.8 km) south of Olivehurst on the Sacramento Northern Railroad,[2] at an elevation of 56 feet (17 m). It was named in 1911 by the pastor of the Mission Covenant Church of Sweden for his hometown of Arboga, Sweden.[3]

During World War II, a temporary detention camp for Japanese Americans evicted from the West Coast by Executive Order 9066 was located here. The Marysville Assembly Center opened on May 8, 1942 and held 2,465 people before closing on June 29, when the residents were transferred to the more permanent and isolated concentration camp at Tule Lake, California.[4]

A post office operated at Arboga from 1912 to 1926.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Arboga, California
  2. ^ a b Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 444. ISBN 1-884995-14-4. 
  3. ^ Gudde, Erwin; William Bright (2004). California Place Names (Fourth ed. ed.). University of California Press. p. 16. ISBN 0-520-24217-3. 
  4. ^ "Marysville (detention facility)" Densho Encyclopedia (retrieved 20 June 2014)