Chapel Memorial-1

jujubean

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Prisoner of War Chapel.
During WWII,Deaf Smith County became the site for a prisoner of war camp named the Hereford Interment Area. Covering a section of land,the camp was constructed in 1942 at a cost of 2 million dollars. Italian captives arrived in April 1943,the camp contained 4000 prisoners. The location,on the flat plains served as a dterrent to escape since they could be easily spotted. Today a water tower and the chapel memorial are all that remain.
side note: Today it sits in the middle of a cotton field. Sadly,I believe teenagers go there late at night to go carousing,as the ground was littered with alcohol containers. And someone has smashed the (plexi)glass covering the doors to the chapel. A real shame. Its a Historical marker and should be taken better care of.
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