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A Stain on American History

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Hidden : 06/14/2016
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Geocache Description:

According to collaborating high school student Nathan Esterkyn: "This cache is reminiscent of the micro-urban caches on the streets of downtown NYC (if you have had the pleasure of finding a few of those), and will stick to ferrous metals rather well. Watch out, there are muggles everywhere. Main muggle traffic times are at 7 am to 8 am and from 3 pm to 4 pm as the high school gets in/out. Look low, and good luck." Read below for the backstory...

Building 35 was originally constructed in 1912 as U.S. Army barracks.  In 1921 it became the 9th Corps Area Headquarters and later was converted to the 4th Army Headquarters. In 2005 the building was rehabilitated to serve as a high school, the Bay School of San Francisco. The building’s historic features were retained and repaired, while new building systems and a structural upgrade were performed in the service of the new use.  On February 19, 1942, Executive Order 9066 was signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.  In response, General John L. DeWitt issued military proclamations from his office in this building that resulted in the internment of over 100,000 Japanese Americans during World War II.  Although this was a very dark time in American history, the beautiful building is still in use today as a high school.

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