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Near Paul in Minidoka County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Camp Rupert

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 8, 2019
1. Camp Rupert Marker
Inscription.  Camp Rupert was the largest prisoner of war camp in Idaho. Housing some 4000 POWs most were German and Italian.
The Camp was built at an initial cost of $500,000 and maintained by nearly 1000 army personnel and civilians. Over 170 buildings were constructed on 300 acres, including a field house, hospital, mess halls, barracks, chapel, commissaries, large warehouses and recreation centers. It also served as a base camp for 24 branch camps in Idaho, Oregon and Montana.
 
Erected by Idaho Historical Society and Idaho Transportation Department. (Marker Number 506.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Idaho State Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 42° 36.321′ N, 113° 53.04′ W. Marker is near Paul, Idaho, in Minidoka County. Marker is on 100 South Road (State Highway 25) near 1150 West Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Paul ID 83347, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Starrh's Ferry (approx.
Camp Rupert Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 8, 2019
2. Camp Rupert Marker
5.3 miles away); a different marker also named Starrh's Ferry (approx. 7.1 miles away); Milner Dam (approx. 8½ miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Camp Rupert - Weekly Mailer. Imagine working near Kasota and looking north toward the farm fields. Out of those fields you see row after row of Nazis goose stepping toward you. That’s exactly what happened in 1944 after Uncle Sam began bringing German prisoners of war (POWs) to Camp Rupert during World War II. Watching those men head toward the camp was almost more than workers could handle, said Agnes Anderson who worked at the facility. (Submitted on August 29, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 

2. Camp Rupert - YouTube. Television news clip on Camp Rupert. (Submitted on August 29, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 
 
Categories. MilitaryWar, World II
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 29, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 29, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 88 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 29, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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