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Taken 9-Sep-17
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Keywords:Karnes County Texas Historical Marker, Kenedy Alien Detention Camp Cemetery, World War II Prisoners
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Dimensions4288 x 2848
Original file size6.09 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken9-Sep-17 14:20
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Camera modelNIKON D90
FlashNot fired, auto mode
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Unknown
ISO speedISO 200
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Digital zoom1x
Kenedy Alien Detention Camp Cemetery

Kenedy Alien Detention Camp Cemetery

Kenedybr/ Karnes County, Texasbr/ 28 48.397' N 97 49.833' Wbr/ Directions: Start at the intersection of CR-329 and CR-330. Go .2 miles south on CR-329. The cemetery is on the right (west) side of the br/ Text: During World War II, the U.S. established three internment camps in Texas for alien civilians in the U.S. and Latin America, and one was located in Kenedy. The U.S. repatriated German, Japanese and Italian detainees in trade for American prisoners held overseas. The Kenedy camp opened on April 21, 1942, and over the next 30 months it housed more than 3,500 internees. Five who died while confined in the camp are buried here. The site became a branch P.O.W. camp for Fort Sam Houston from 1944 until 1946. In 1976, the El Cibolo Chapter of the D.A.R. marked the gravesites.