Most People In Wyoming Don’t Know About Our Old World War II POW Camp

Way back in 1943, a massive POW Camp in Wyoming was constructed to hold those captured on the frontlines of the war in Europe. More than 180 buildings were constructed in the springtime in a big wartime effort. During World War II, more than 155 camps were built to house prisoners of war from Europe and Japan. Camp Douglas, the POW Camp in Wyoming, hosted prisoners from Italy and Germany.

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For another fascinating glimpse into the past, read 12 Then And Now Photos In Wyoming That Show Just How Much It Has Changed.

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