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Greeley in Weld County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

POW Camp #202

Stone Gateposts

— Built 1943 —

 
 
POW Camp #202 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, June 30, 2018
1. POW Camp #202 Marker
Inscription.  In 1943, the Army Corps of Engineers purchased 320 acres of Ray Abbott's wheat field and constructed POW Camp #202 for German World War II prisoners. Prisoners arrived in 1944 and lived here and worked on farms in the surrounding area. They were reported to have been treated well and received educational, cultural and recreational opportunities, in addition to work on the farms and in the camp. The stone gateposts are the only remaining physical features of POW Camp #202 that exist near the location of the camp. Although they have been relocated, they are still situated in proximity to the camp site, which is visible north of the gateposts.

The City of Greeley Historic Preservation Commission designated this property on the Greeley Historic Register in 2010.
 
Erected 2008 by the City of Greeley.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureNotable PlacesWar, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1943.
 
Location. 40° 25.27′ N, 104° 51.018′ W. Marker is in Greeley, Colorado, in Weld County
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. Marker is on Colorado Route 257 near West 10th Street (Business U.S. 34), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Greeley CO 80634, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A Camp 202 Prisoner (here, next to this marker); Greeley P.O.W. Camp 202 (here, next to this marker); German Prisoner of War Camp 202 (a few steps from this marker); Loveland (approx. 4.3 miles away); #3 Ditch Marker (approx. 7.8 miles away); Masonic Temple (approx. 8.2 miles away); The Pioneer Fountain (approx. 8.3 miles away); Replica of the Statue of Liberty (approx. 8.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greeley.
 
Also see . . .  Pillars of P.O.W. Camp 202. (Submitted on July 21, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
POW Camp #202 Marker is in very center. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, June 30, 2018
2. POW Camp #202 Marker is in very center.
The P.O.W. Camp was in the background.
Marker is the taller plaque in the middle. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, June 30, 2018
3. Marker is the taller plaque in the middle.
View from marker towards intersection of Highway 257 and Business U.S. 34.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 21, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 21, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 231 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 21, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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