11 Most Endangered Historic Places

Santa Anita Racetrack

Year Listed: 2000
Location: Arcadia, California
Threat: Development

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Construction threatens the Santa Anita Racetrack in Arcadia, California. The Santa Anita Racetrack was selected in 2000 for the America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places list.

Credit: Los Angeles Conservancy, California

Significance

Opened in 1934, Santa Anita Racetrack in Arcadia, California has provided a sweeping setting for famous horse competitions and such golden-era films as "The Story of Seabiscuit" with Shirley Temple. During World War II, it also served as the largest assembly center for Japanese Americans being relocated to internment camps.