This Mississippi POW Camp Tour Will Chill You To The Bone
WWII may not have been fought directly on American soil, but it surely left its mark on the country – and that includes Mississippi. By the early 1940s, the Magnolia State was home to several POW camps. Though long gone, remnants of their presence can still be found, and this route will lead you straight to them.
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So, did you know about Mississippi’s POW camps? Ever visited any of these sites? Tell us in the comments section.
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Though Daniella was born in New York and has lived in a couple of other states, Mississippi has been her home for the past 25 years. After graduating from the University of Southern Mississippi, Daniella began to hone her writing skills through various internships, working for The Royal Obsession and Anatomie clothing. In the years since, she’s had the privilege of having her articles appear in several publications, such as Parents & Kids Magazine and Girl Meets Strong. She’s also had the honor of interviewing actress Sela Ward for The Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience.
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