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Lordsburg in Hidalgo County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Camp Lordsburg

 
 
Camp Lordsburg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 21, 2012
1. Camp Lordsburg Marker
Inscription. Near this site the US Army operated a camp during World War II. It opened as an internment camp for the Japanese and Japanese-American civilians from 1942-43. It later reopened as the Lordsburg Prisoner of War Camp for Germans and Italians from 1943-45. This camp is one of the few sites in the US to house Japanese, Germans and Italians during its operations.
 
Location. 32° 20.18′ N, 108° 40.821′ W. Marker is in Lordsburg, New Mexico, in Hidalgo County. Marker is at the intersection of Frontage Road and POW Road, on the left when traveling south on Frontage Road. Touch for map. Marker is located south of Interstate 10 exit 24. Marker is in this post office area: Lordsburg NM 88045, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lordsburg (approx. 3 miles away); Lordsburg-Hidalgo Library (approx. 3.3 miles away); a different marker also named Lordsburg (approx. 3.3 miles away); Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument (approx. 3.8 miles away); The Women of Shakespeare (approx. 3.8 miles away); a different marker also named Lordsburg (approx. 3.8 miles away); Shakespeare (approx. 3.8 miles away).
 
Categories. Asian AmericansWar, World II
 
<i>Rear of:</i> Camp Lordsburg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 21, 2012
2. Rear of: Camp Lordsburg Marker
Camp Lordsburg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 21, 2012
3. Camp Lordsburg Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 29, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 668 times since then and 66 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 29, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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