Events

 

TUESDAY NOVEMBER 16TH, AT 6:30 PM

THE SERGEANT BLUFF PUBLIC LIBRARY AND THE AMERICAN LEGION POST 662 WILL HOST

AUTHOR LINDA MCCANN

Ms. McCann will talk about her book Prisoners of War in Iowa

Program will be in the American Legion Hall in Sergeant Bluff. 

Iowa had about 25,000 German, Italian, and Japanese prisoners of war from 1942 to 1946. There were two main camps; Algona and Clarinda, which housed about 3,000 POWs each. There were 19 branch camps where prisoners stayed for a few months working in the fields, or at canning factories, seed corn companies, or other places which hired them. Linda was able to speak with people who knew or worked with the POWs and shares their memories.

 

Linda Betsinger McCann

Author of non-fiction Iowa history; including Prisoners of War in Iowa; Prohibition in Iowa; several books about the Civilian Conservation Corps in different areas of Iowa; and The Vanished Towns of the Cedar Valley series. 

Program is free to the public. Linda will have copies of her books available for purchase on the night of the program. Cash or check only.