Linda McCann: POW Camps in Iowa During WWII

LInda is a local author/researcher who will be presenting on the topic of POW camps in Iowa during WWII. 

Did you know there were about 25,000 German, Italian and Japanese prisoners of war in Iowa from 1943 to 1946? There were two main camps, Algona and Clarinda--as well as 17 branch camps where the POW's were working on short-term projects dealing with farm work or in canning factories.