Camp Houlton POW area, Houlton, ca. 1945

Contributed by Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum

Camp Houlton POW area, Houlton, ca. 1945

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Description

German Prisoners of War, or POWs, were housed at Camp Houlton during World War II. Many of the POWs were put to work laboring locally on potato farms and in the woods, since most local young men had gone to war.

This rare view of the stockades of the prisoner of war area at likely was taken right after the war ended in 1945.

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About This Item

  • Title: Camp Houlton POW area, Houlton, ca. 1945
  • Creation Date: circa 1945
  • Subject Date: circa 1945
  • Local Name: Camp Houlton
  • Town: Houlton
  • County: Aroostook
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photograph
  • Dimensions: 6.3 cm x 11.4 cm
  • Collection: Moloney Family Collection
  • Object Type: Image

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Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum
109 Main Street, Houlton, ME 04730
207-532-6984

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