POWs at Camp Houlton, 1945

Contributed by Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum


Camp Houlton was established in 1944 for the internment of prisoners of war (POW) to provide laborers for local farms to harvest peas, pick potatoes and other work.

German prisoners could volunteer to work on local farms for a small amount of pay.

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  • Title: POWs at Camp Houlton, 1945
  • Creation Date: 1945
  • Subject Date: 1945
  • Local Name: Camp Houlton
  • Town: Houlton
  • County: Aroostook
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 6.5 cm x 10.5 cm
  • Collection: Catherine Bell Collection
  • Object Type: Image

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Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum
109 Main Street, Houlton, ME 04730

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