Algona, Iowa: Camp Algona POW Museum

The camp held 10,000 German prisoners from 1943-46, who worked on the local farms while the farmers were busy in Europe capturing more Germans.

Camp Algona POW Museum

Address:
114 South Thorington St., Algona, IA
Directions:
Downtown. Four blocks west of US Hwy 169, on Thorington St., just south of State St. on west side.
Hours:
May-mid-Aug M-F 10-4, S-S 1-4, Late Aug M-Su 1-4, Sep-Dec S-S 1-4, Jan-Mar by appt. Apr S-S 1-4. (Call to verify)
Phone:
515-295-3719
Admission:
$3
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German POWs Remembered at New Camp Algona Museum

In Algona, Iowa, a new museum opened in November telling the story of Camp Algona, German Prisoner of War facility during World War II. Camp Algona held 10,000 prisoners from 1943-46, who were deployed to work in local farms, replacing local manpower busy in Europe capturing more Germans.

... [12/04/2004] Complete News Story

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