(3 Mi. W.)Near this site during World War II the Hereford Military Reservation and Reception Center, a prisoner of war camp, was established. During nearly three years of operation, approximately 7000 Italian soldiers were imprisoned. Through their work on area farms and such projects as the painting of religious murals in St. Mary's Catholic Church at Umbarger (25 mi. NE), many of the soldiers made lasting friendships with local residents and with American troops at the camp. The center's chapel, constructed by the prisoners, is the only building remaining at the site.
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|Date Added||Friday, July 31st, 2015 at 2:02pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||13S E 741483 N 3847860|
|Decimal Degrees||34.74433333, -102.36216667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 34° 44.66', W 102° 21.73'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||34° 44' 39.6" N, 102° 21' 43.8" W|
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|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling North|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near US-385, Hereford TX 79045, US|
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