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Remembering WWII POW Camps of Wyoming

Last week, the West Texas Trail Museum (WTTM) welcomed Cheryl O'Brien as she presented an interesting look back at the prisoner of war (POW) camps in Wyoming during World War II, including the two main camps, Fort Warren and Fort Douglas, and the 17 smaller camps across the state.

O'Brien wrote a book on the subject, published in 2019, called World War II POW Camps of Wyoming, and shared many of the pictures, facts and actual accounts revealed by surviving POWs, military personnel and locals of that time about life in the camps for the German, Italians and Japanese prisoners from 1944-1946 (th...

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