The original gates or pillars that marked P.O.W. Camp 202 have been re-housed on the land that was used to incarcerate 2000 German soliders from March 1944 to February 1946. Many of the camp’s prisoners worked in the sugar beet fields of Weld County, helping to ameliorate the shortage of labor. Interestingly, the original barracks that held the prisoners can be seen in Greeley, where they are still used as housing.
View from roadside.
From I-25, proceed east on Hwy 34 towards Greeley, taking the Hwy 34-Business bypass / W. 10th St. Turn left (north) onto the 257 Spur. Turn into the gravel lot immediately on your right after you enter 257 spur – the pillars of the monument are visible from there.