Most People In Colorado Don’t Know About Our Old German POW Camp

For most of our readers, the COVID-19 pandemic and all of the uncertainties surrounding it may go down in history as one of the most trying times in our lives, thanks to not only the health aspect but also the astronomical unemployment rate and being cooped up in our homes for months at a time. When it comes to our parents and grandparents, however, one of the most trying times was WWII, which affected both those fighting on the front lines and those waiting back home. While WWII seems like it took place millions of years ago and on a different planet, much of it was happening in our own backyard, thanks to this Colorado German prisoner of war camp:

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

Does your family have any ties to anything Colorado/World War II-related? We would love to hear about it in the comments! For even more ways that the Centennial State was involved in the war, click on This Rare Footage In The 1940s Shows Colorado As You’ve Never Seen It Before.

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