Lat 15° 53' 40N Long 120° 37' 58E Located in the south of Pangasinan, along the MacArthur Highway. To the west is Carmen and to the north is Villasis.
by the Japanese on December 26, 1941. They
operated a rice mill and occupied the town hall and other civilian
Liberated by the US Army on January 19, 1945 without resistance. After
liberation, it became an American camp area as well. Although there is no historical record of any Japanese
gold, or treasures in the town, a number of buildings were demolished,
central park dug up and large trees in the market cut
into the trunks. All of these searches yielded nothing of course.
The mayor at the time was criticized for working with treasure
hunters, and destroying the town's history.
American Units based in Rosales:
201st CIC (Counter Intelligence Corps)
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Unknown Soldier's Shrine
Located in the center of town, this monument had fallen into disrepair. In June 2005, the monument was rehabilitated and rededicated by Mayor Revita and funds from Rosales Association of Southern California. The plaque reads: "In Memory of the valiant and noble heroes who courageously fought and offered their lives for us to be free"
Civilian house occupied by the 201st CIC (Counter Intelligence Corps) after the town was liberated. This building still remains today, but was damaged during a typhoon in 2008. Then & Now Photographs.
Mountain to the south of Rosales, visible from town
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January 22, 2020