Adair Smokestack

Adair Smokestack

Camp Adair was the 2nd largest “city” in Oregon in the 40s. A US Army base, it served as a training ground for soldiers heading overseas. As little of it remains today as the farmers that were forced to relocate for it’s existence. Part of it was made into E.E. Wilson Wildlife Area, some of it was sold off to new farmers, part of it became Adair Village. The smokestack was part of the hospital heating plant and is the only part left standing. Some of the original buildings are still in town, but it’s hard to tell what they were.
I’ve often wondered where the prisoners were interred. German prisoners of war were interred at the camp for some time but no one mentions where.
A fading reminder of Oregon’s part in that war.

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