Most People In Rhode Island Don’t Know About Our Old German POW Camp

Rhode Island’s past could fill pages and pages of history books. So it comes as no surprise that our former World War II POW camp, Fort Kearny, tends to stay under the radar. And while its physical location no longer exists, the fort remains an essential part of our history. Did you know Fort Kearny once housed German prisoners?

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Did you know that the Narragansett Bay Campus of the University of Rhode Island was once used for these purposes? Our state is definitely full of mystery.

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