Grenada, Mississippi in The Mansion (Location)

Location Key: 
Display Label: 
Prisoner of War Camp
Type: 
OutOfYoknapatawpha
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Context (text, as interpreted)
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2322
Y: 
350
Description: 

While riding with the truck driver who gives him a ride from Parchman Penitentiary to Clarksdale, Mink Snopes is surprised to see a structure alongside the highway that "looks like - Parchman" (118). The trucker identifies it as a "P.O.W. camp," adding for Mink's benefit "Prisoners from the war" (118). German soldiers captured in Europe were interned at a number of camps in the U.S., including three in Mississippi. The one Mink sees must be Camp McCain, just outside Grenada. Almost 8000 POW's were held there between 1944 and 1946.

Role: 
Site of Event
Status: 
Continuous

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