Camp Monticello housed Italian prisoners of war captured in North Africa and Italy. Other camps housed German prisoners and the few Japanese who allowed themselves to be captured.
After the war, most camps were dismantled immediately, with the buildings provided to other government entities or sold to the public.
Here are some photos from my exploration:
|POW camps were like small cities, with their own utilities--water, electricity, sewer system. Camp Monticello is dotted with fire hydrants and other remnants of infrastructure.|