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Camp Alto - Alto, Texas
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jackrock
N 31° 39.023 W 095° 05.563
15R E 301565 N 3503586
Quick Description: There is a historical marker to represent the former POW camp. The marker is located on Hwy 294 about a mile west of the intersection with State Highway 21.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 1/20/2010 6:26:13 PM
Waymark Code: WM83HD
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Rupert2
Views: 1

Long Description:
World War II resulted in the loss of many loggers in the East Texas sawmills and paper mills as they joined the armed services.

A solution was found by bringing in POWs to work in their places. This camp housed about a 100 German POWs who worked as loggers here.

Today, there are seven Texas historical markers placed near the former German POW camps at Alto, Center, Chireno, Huntsville, Lufkin, San Augustine and Tyler.

The area south of the marker is now wooded.
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