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Confinement Site Marker (<i>wide view: camp site in background; adjacent marker on right</i>) image, Touch for more information
By Cosmos Mariner, May 31, 2014
Confinement Site Marker (wide view: camp site in background; adjacent marker on right)
Texas (Zavala County), Crystal City — Confinement Site - History of Crystal City Family Internment Camp
By late 1942, the U.S. Army realized it needed to focus the efforts of its Provost Marshal General's Office on the expected task of guarding hundreds of thousands of Axis prisoners of war. In response, the Department of Justice (DOJ) gave the . . . — Map (db m111377) HM
Texas (Zavala County), Crystal City — 13720 — Crystal City Family Internment Camp, World War II
When the U.S. entered the war in 1941, an immediate fear was the possibility of enemy agents in the country and the Western Hemisphere. As one response, thousands of Japanese-Americans were moved away from the West Coast. Lesser known was an . . . — Map (db m111380) HM
Texas (Zavala County), Crystal City — Living and Working in an Internment Camp
Crystal Care Family Internment Camp was staffed by local civilian employees in secretarial and clerical positions, civilian nurses and doctors, a professional cadre of Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) administrators and Border . . . — Map (db m111379) HM
Texas (Zavala County), Crystal City — World War II Concentration Camp1943 - 1946
Due to circumstances beyond their control and consequences of a war between the United States and Japan, peoples of Japanese ancestry, both nationals and U.S. citizens alike, were arbitrarily and without justification, incarcerated in a . . . — Map (db m111381) HM WM
Texas (Zavala County), Crystal City — World War II Enemy Alien Internment
”Inevitably, war creates situations which Americans would not countenance in times of peace, such as the internment of men and women who were considered potentially dangerous to America’s national security.” -INS, Department . . . — Map (db m111378) HM
Texas (Zavala County), Crystal City — 5944 — Zavala County
Explored as early as 1691 by the expedition of Domingo Teran de Los Rios, Spanish governor of Texas. The historic San Antonio Road crossed this region from southwest to northeast and was used by most of the Spanish explorers and travelers of the . . . — Map (db m111374) HM
Texas (Zavala County), La Pryor — 669 — Camp Nueces C.S.A.
Founded April 1862 near this site, to guard vital traffic as it crossed the Nueces on the San Antonio-Eagle Pass Road. A post of the Confederacy's frontier regiment, under Col. James M. Norris. Its duty was to see that cotton got through to . . . — Map (db m111421) HM
Texas (Zavala County), La Pryor — 462 — The Bosque-Larios Expedition(April 30 – June 12, 1675)
In the 16th century, northern Mexico was torn by strife as the Indian inhabitants resisted Spanish efforts to enslave them. A century later, wealthy humanitarian Antonio Balcarcel set out to invoke justice and help missionaries Christianize the . . . — Map (db m111419) HM

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