—Built 1943 —In 1943, the Army Corps of Engineers purchased 320 acres of Ray Abbott's wheat field and constructed POW Camp #202 for German World War II prisoners. Prisoners arrived in 1944 and lived here and worked on farms in the surrounding area. They were reported to have been treated well and received educational, cultural and recreational opportunities, in addition to work on the farms and in the camp. The stone gateposts are the only remaining physical features of POW Camp #202 that exist near the location of the camp. Although they have been relocated, they are still situated in proximity to the camp site, which visible north of the gateposts.
|Placed By||The City of Greeley|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, July 21st, 2018 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||13T E 512699 N 4474515|
|Decimal Degrees||40.42116667, -104.85030000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 25.27', W 104° 51.018'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 25' 16.2" N, 104° 51' 1.08" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||970, 303|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling West|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 11089 CO-257 Spur, Greeley CO 80634, US|
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