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POWs in Iowa

October 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Ida Grove Library will host Iowa author, Linda McCann, for a special program about POWs in Iowa on Wednesday, October 23th at 2 pm.

From 1943-1946, Iowa housed approximately 25,000 German, Italian, and Japanese prisoners of war. While Algona and Clarinda were the main camps, and there were about 17 branches or short-term camps throughout Iowa; including a camp in Storm Lake. The POWs worked in farm fields and canning factories, often taking the place of young men off to war. Linda has spoken with people who worked directly with the POWs, gotten to know them, and will share their memories throughout the program.

Copies of McCann’s new book, POWs in Iowa, will be available to purchase after the program.

Details

Date:
October 23
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Organizer

Ida Grove Public Library
Phone:
712-364-2306
Email:
librarian@idagrove.lib.ia.us
Website:
www.idagrove.lib.ia.us

Venue

Ida Grove Public Library
100 East 2nd Street
Ida Grove, 51445
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Phone:
712-364-2306
Website:
www.idagrove.lib.ia.us

Details

Date:
October 23
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Event Categories:
, , , , ,

Organizer

Ida Grove Public Library
Phone:
712-364-2306
Email:
librarian@idagrove.lib.ia.us
Website:
www.idagrove.lib.ia.us

Venue

Ida Grove Public Library
100 East 2nd Street
Ida Grove, 51445
+ Google Map
Phone:
712-364-2306
Website:
www.idagrove.lib.ia.us