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Sparta Youth Scavenger Hunt Underway
The Local History Room and Sparta Kiwanis Club are sponsoring a City-Wide Scavenger Hunt, August 1 – August 15, 2020...
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Over 3,600 historic photos and documents added to MCLHR.org
Over 2,100 historic photos have been added to the Historic Image & Photo Index! High-quality prints are available to order starting at just $3...
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Monroe County Local History Room & Museum

Remembering the Cuban Refugee Program at Fort McCoy, 1980

Cuban Refugees

Between May and November of 1980, the military base at Fort McCoy became a refugee compound where over 14,000 Cuban exiles where screened and detained as they awaited potential sponsorship from Wisconsin organizations and families. The "Resettlement Program" at Fort McCoy impacted the lives of many Monroe County citizens leaving them with unforgettable memories of that time.

Do you have a story to tell about the time when the Cuban refugees were at Fort McCoy? If so, click HERE to submit it.

Click HERE to read the stories others have shared.