During World War II, Arizona was the destination for many German and Italian prisoners of war. The two main camps were at Florence and Papago Park, but many sub-stations were scattered in other places around the state. The camps had a similar design to military camps, with barracks and a central dining room, or mess hall. The Florence camp was built specifically as a POW camp for up to 6,000 prisoners, and was dismantled entirely soon after the war ended. The Papago Park camp, which had been built during World War I and housed nearly 1,500 men, remained in use for other purposes for several decades more. Today, next to nothing remains of the sites where so many prisoners were held.