Prisoners of war picking potatoes, Houlton, 1945

Contributed by Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum

Description

In 1944 a major part of the Houlton Army Air Base was made into Camp Houlton, a Prisoner of War (POW) internment camp.

Some of the prisoners at the camp volunteered to work on local farms to harvest peas, pick potatoes.

Many farmers came to see the POWs who worked their fields as good laborers rather than enemy soldiers.

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About This Item

  • Title: Prisoners of war picking potatoes, Houlton, 1945
  • Creation Date: circa 1945
  • Subject Date: circa 1945
  • Town: Houlton
  • County: Aroostook
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 5.3 cm x 7.8 cm
  • Collection: Catherine Bell 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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