Camp Ruston POW Buildings

Local farm land was acquired by the federal government to establish this internment camp for WWII Prisoners of War. It was activated on Christmas Day 1942 and reached its peak pop­ulation in October 1943 with 4,315 prisoners. The site went on to become a tuberculosis hospital and later turned over to Grambling State University. Remaining Camp Ruston buildings sur­vive today in poor condition and may need to be moved to be restored.

City: Ruston
Year Listed: 2021
Year Built: 1942

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