Crystal City Internment Camp Interpretive Panels Dedicated

Thursday, November 10, 2011 at 3:30 P.M., eight new interpretive panels about the Crystal City, TX Internment Camp and the people kept there, were dedicated at the site. The Texas Historical Commission, Zavala County officials, the city of Crystal City, and former internees joined together for a ceremony commemorating the history of the camp and the role Texas played in WWII events. William McWhorter, Military Sites Program Coordinator for the Historical Commission, is largely responsible for getting funding for the panels, as well as researching and writing the text. He and his group are planning more interpretive panels at the sites of other Texas internment camps, including Fort Bliss (El Paso), Seagoville, Kenedy, and Dodd Field, Fort Sam Houston (San Antonio). The event was filmed by the Texas Country Reporter.