Black and white photograph of Harvey Fleshner with a Peterson farm employee outside the gates of the German prisoner of war camp, ca. 1943–1945.  Used with the permission of the Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County.

Men at gates of German prisoner-of-war camp

Two identified men outside the gates of the German prisoner-of-war camp in Moorhead, ca. 1943–1945. Used with the permission of the Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County.

Black and white photograph of Harvey Fleshner guarding German prisoners of war in Moorhead, ca. 1943–1945.

Harvey Fleshner guarding the POW camp

Harvey Fleshner guards German prisoners of war in Moorhead, ca. 1943–1945. Prisoners are visible behind the barbed wire fence. Used with the permission of the Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County.

Black and white photograph of German prisoners of war painting a barn in Moorhead, ca. 1943–1945. Used with the permission of the Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County.

German prisoners of war painting a barn

German prisoners of war painting a barn in Moorhead, ca. 1943–1945. Used with the permission of the Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County.

Black and white photograph of German prisoners of war operating farm equipment in Moorhead, ca. 1943–1945. Used with the permission of the Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County.

German prisoners of war doing farm work in Moorhead

German prisoners of war operating farm equipment in Moorhead, ca. 1943–1945. Used with the permission of the Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County.

Black and white photograph of German prisoners of war outside a farm building in Moorhead, ca. 1943–1945. Used with the permission of the Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County.

German prisoners of war in Moorhead

German prisoners of war outside a farm building in Moorhead, ca. 1944–1945. Used with the permission of the Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County.

German Prisoners-of-War Camp, Moorhead, 1944–1946

During World War II, prisoners of war helped relieve a severe labor shortage in many rural areas of the U.S. In Clay County, Minnesota, POWs worked on farms to plant, tend, and harvest the crops that otherwise might have been lost.

Black and white photograph of candidates jumping over an entrenchment at the Officers’ Training Camp, Fort Snelling, 1917.

Candidates jumping over entrenchment

Candidates jumping over an entrenchment at the Officers’ Training Camp, Fort Snelling, 1917.

Black and white photograph of candidates marching in formation at the Officers’ Training Camp, Fort Snelling, 1917.

Candidates marching

Candidates marching in formation at the Officers’ Training Camp, Fort Snelling, 1917.

Black and white photograph of candidates in entrenchments at the Officers’ Training Camp, Fort Snelling, 1917.

Candidates in entrenchments

Candidates in entrenchments at the Officers’ Training Camp, Fort Snelling, 1917.

Black and white photograph of Candidates looking over United States Army kit at the Officers’ Training Camp, Fort Snelling, 1917.

Soldier’s kit

Candidates looking over United States Army kit at the Officers’ Training Camp, Fort Snelling, 1917.

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