Prisoners on the Plains / Ride 'Em Cowboy

Prisoners on the Plains / Ride 'Em Cowboy (HMVVP)

Location: Ovid, CO 80744 Sedgwick County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 57.622', W 102° 23.255'

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Prisoners on the Plains
During World War II, a seasonal Prisoner of War Camp was located in Ovid. Nearly 400 German prisoners worked in nearby potato and sugar beet fields. Housing was provided in 40 tents and two large downtown buildings.

Ride 'Em Cowboy
Handling livestock while working for area ranches gave Thad Sowder the skills he needed to earn the World Championship for bronc riding in both 1901 and 1902. Sowder rode in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show and was one of the first to be named to the National Cowboy Hall of Fame. A memorial headstone marks his grave in the Ovid Cemetery.

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Date Added Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 5:23pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13T E 719850 N 4537644
Decimal Degrees40.96036667, -102.38758333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 57.622', W 102° 23.255'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 57' 37.32" N, 102° 23' 15.30" W
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Area Code(s)970
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 200-298 Co Rd 29, Ovid CO 80744, US
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