The original gates or pillars that marked P.O.W. Camp 202 have been re-housed on the land that was used to incarcerate 2000 German soldiers from March 1944 to February 1946. Many of the camp’s prisoners worked in the sugar beet fields of Weld County, helping to ameliorate the shortage of labor. Interestingly, the original barracks that held the prisoners can be seen in Greeley, where they are still used as housing.
For directions and more information, please visit the poudreheritage.org website.
Denver news anchor Jeremy Hubbard published a great story about this historic site, which you can watch on the KDVR website.