German Prisoner of War Camp 202

German Prisoner of War Camp 202 (HM29LC)

Location: Greeley, CO 80634 Weld County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 25.261', W 104° 51.018'

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March 13, 1944 - February 28, 1946

These pillars mark the spot where 2,000 German soldiers were incarcerated for security reasons in the last years of World War II.

The first occupants of this 320 acre camp, surrounded by tall barbed wire fences, were
German-Austrian prisoners captured during the African Campaign directed by General Rommel. One prisoner at Camp 202 was Rommel's personal mechanic.

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25% of the prisoners spoke English and were placed in jobs according to their abilities and professions. To reduce the shortage of agricultural laborers, many Camp 202 P.O.W.'s worked on Weld County farms in the sugar beet fields, predominately cultivating sugar beets.

150-200 American personnel were staffed at Camp 202.

World War II is a distant memory, but the legacy of the prisoners of war to this community marks an important chapter in Weld County's history.
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HM NumberHM29LC
Series This marker is part of the Daughters of the American Revolution series
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Year Placed1993
Placed ByCentennial Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, Greeley Colorado
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, July 21st, 2018 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13T E 512699 N 4474498
Decimal Degrees40.42101667, -104.85030000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 25.261', W 104° 51.018'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 25' 15.66" N, 104° 51' 1.08" W
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Area Code(s)970, 303
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 11089 CO-257 Spur, Greeley CO 80634, US
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