Camp Livingston (Louisiana) Internment Camp 1 Cent

Dec01$01

Camp Livingston was located in Alexandria, LA and housed both POWs and civilian internees.  In May 1942 Japanese aliens from the Pacific Coast and Hawaii began arriving from Ft. Lincoln, ND and Santa Fe, NM.  Those from Hawaii were initially interned at Camp Forrest, TN and Ft. Sill, OK.  Ethnic Japanese men from Latin America were also sent to Camp Livingston in June 1942.  The women were sent to Seagoville, TX.  At the peak the camp held 1,123 internees of Japanese ancestry.  No chits were known until just recently when a 1 cent appeared.

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