Prisoners of War in Colorado

By Mike Rosso During World War II – from 1943 to 1946 – Colorado was home to around 43 Prisoner of War (POW) Camps, according to Metropolitan State University of Denver. Nationwide, there were 175 Branch Camps serving 511 Area Camps housing nearly 425,000 POWs, most of whom were German, although some of the earliest […]

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The 37th Annual 10th Mountain Division Ski Week

By Bill Hoffland Every year for the past 37 years the veterans and families of the 10th Mountain Division from World War II have been gathering for a week of skiing in the high peaks of Colorado for an event dubbed “Ski Week.” The 10th Mountain Division, along with the 99th Infantry Battalion Separate were […]

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Hut will honor 10th Mountain Division hero

Sidebar by Allen Best Camp Hale – July 2003 – Colorado Central Magazine The 10th Mountain Division Hut Association is buying its 14th backcountry structure, the Belvedere Hut. The hut is to be renamed the Sangree Mitchell Froelicher Hut, after a member of the 10th Mountain Division who died in combat during World War II […]

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The 10th and Camp Hale

Sidebar by Allen Best Camp Hale – July 2003 – Colorado Central Magazine With war clouds gathering over Europe, the U.S. Army in 1940 began making plans for training soldiers in snow and cold-weather warfare. The first site chosen for the training camp was West Yellowstone, Montana. However, that site was rejected because of potential […]

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A Camp Hale Timeline

Sidebar by Allen Best Camp Hale – July 2003 – Colorado Central Magazine 1880: Narrow-gauge railroad from Leadville built across Tennessee Pass and through the valley then called Eagle Park. By 1890, the line had been relaid to standard gauge, and it went through a tunnel under the pass. 1912: Road through Eagle Park becomes […]

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