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December 2017

Ghost Towns of the Second World War: Arizona’s Historic Military Sites – Surprise

December 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
City of Surprise City Hall, 16000 N Civic Center Plaza
Surprise, AZ 85374 United States
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When America entered the Second World War, Arizona’s sparse population and mild weather made it an ideal location for training facilities and prisoner of war camps.  By war’s end, Arizona had trained more pilots than any other state, hosted the country’s largest POW camp, and was part of the largest military training grounds in history.  This presentation tells Arizona’s war-time role by focusing on the stories of those WWII sites in Arizona that still have significant remaining features from the…

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