Contributed by Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum
In 1944 a major part of the Houlton Army Air Base was made into Camp Houlton, a Prisoner of War internment camp. POWs could not be forced to work, but could volunteer to do so.
Camp Houlton provided laborers for local farms to harvest peas, pick potatoes and other work but not all POWs were allowed to work on the farms for security reasons.
Many farmers came to see the POWs who worked their fields as good laborers rather than enemy soldiers.
About This Item
- Title: POW farm workers, Houlton, 1944
- Creation Date: circa 1945
- Subject Date: circa 1945
- Town: Houlton
- County: Aroostook
- State: ME
- Media: Photographic print
- Dimensions: 17.3 cm x 26.2 cm
- Collection: Catherine Bell Collection
- Object Type: Image
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Standardized Subject Headings
- Farms and farming--Maine--Houllton
- Prisoners of war--German--Maine--Houlton--Photographs
- World War, 1939-1945--Prisoners
- Concentration camps--Maine--Houlton
- Detention facilities--Maine--Houlton
- Camp Houlton (Me.)
For more information about this item, contact:Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum
109 Main Street, Houlton, ME 04730
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