041_POW Camp Garden

Title 041_POW Camp Garden
Description A collection of photographs and oral history quotes that document the history of the Prisoner of War camp at Defense Depot Ogden that opened in 1943 and closed in 1946. The oral histories were conducted with widows of German and Italian POWs, former guards, and community members that worked with the POWs.
Image Captions They had a large garden over there. They raised everything. I guess it was just something for them to do. A lot of times, they would slip under the fence, down the irrigation ditch and come across to my folks home. They would bring them big sacks of vegetables and garden goods over there. They would shoot the breeze with my dad, a lot. In fact, they would stay even until the evening hours. Then they would hurry and run across the street, into the ditch, under the fence and back they'd go. -Gary Larsson
Subject Prisoners of war; World War, 1939-1945--Prisoner-of-war camps--Utah; Prisoners of war--Photographs; Ogden Defense Depot; Ogden (Utah)
Digital Publisher Stewart Library, Weber State University, Ogden, Utah, USA
Date Original 1940; 1944; 1945; 1946
Date 1940; 1944; 1945; 1946
Date Digital 2006
Type Image/StillImage
Conversion Specifications Archived TIFF images were scanned at 300 dpi with an Epson Expression 10000XL scanner. Digital images were reformatted in Photoshop. JPG and PDF files were then created for general use.
Language eng
Relation https://archivesspace.weber.edu/repositories/3/resources/134
Rights Materials may be used for non-profit and educational purposes; please credit Special Collections Department, Stewart Library, Weber State University.
Source MS 29 Box 26 Fd 4-5 Special Collections, Stewart Library, Weber State University
Format image/jpeg
ARK ark:/87278/s60kcqam
Setname wsu_wwii
ID 99065
Reference URL https://digital.weber.edu/ark:/87278/s60kcqam
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