Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Sharp Park Internment Camp
The golf course isn't the only located within the Recreational area. Tucked back at the old rifle range and the current archery range at the east boundary of the park, once sat a WWII enemy . At one time, it housed over 2500 Italians, Germans, Japanese, Mexicans, assorted South Americans, and a few Canadians. Based on the sheer number of people housed there, parts of holes 5 and 6 probably contained housing units and other support apparatus. Only by careful excavation will we be able to learn more about this important piece of American history right here in our backyard.
Sharp Park Internment Camp Report (9.36 MB pdf)