Camp Livingston, Louisiana

This was a U.S. Army Internment Camp that held internees of Japanese ancestry that were sent from the Fort Misssoula, Fort Sill and Camp Forrest internment camps. It was opened on June 8, 1942 and was noted for temperatures of up to 130 degrees in summer along with poisonous reptiles. The camp was built to accommodate 5,000 people.

It later held German and Italian POWs.

The picture above is found on the site Camp Livingston. This is one of the very few sites that actually deals with the more obscure, hard-to-find-information on camps.

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