Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Did You Know?

Did you know German prisoners of war helped pick the potato crop in Aroostook County during World War II?

Imprisoned in Camp Houlton from July 1944 until May 1946, the POWs were paid an average monthly wage of $14.00 to replenish a labor supply greatly impacted by Aroostook workers' enlistments in the military and their migration to southern Maine for good-paying shipyard jobs.

- John C.L. Morgan

h/t: Gail Underwood Parker

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