WWII POW Camp Site

One of eight World War II prisoner of war camps in Arkansas, the Bassett camp housed German soldiers captured and sent to the United States. POWs worked in the cotton fields during their captivity, several taking up agriculture after returning to Germany after the war. Concrete columns from the camp’s entrance still stand along Highway 61.

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Highway 61 south of Bassett, Bassett, Arkansas
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