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Tuesday, January 17, 2017
“Dayhoff: A German POW camp was located on site of Wakefield Valley golf course during WWII”
“Time Flies,” by Kevin E. Dayhoff January 13, 2017
As far back as 1960s, the idea of building houses in Wakefield
Valley has been the topic of divisive and acrimonious debate in our community.
Especially since the sprawling development, currently located in the valley,
sits on what was once the location of some Carroll County’s best farmland. The
current houses next to the proposed 53-house development were built many years
ago in spite of bitter opposition from the local community.
“Dayhoff: A German POW camp was located on the Wakefield
Valley Golf Course during WWII.” Sunday, January 15, 2017 Time Flies, by Kevin
This coming Tuesday, January 17, the use of German POWs to
do farm work in Carroll County during World War II, will be the topic of the
Historical Society of Carroll County’s popular Box Lunch Talk series.
“During World War II, American farms and factories faced a
labor shortage. One little- known solution to the problem was the use of German
prisoners of war,” according to Historical Society.
As an aside, this same golf course property is currently in
the news. Recently several folks have asked about the background to the current
discussions about a recent proposal to build 53 houses on a portion of the now
defunct Wakefield Valley Golf Course.
The struggle with the constantly changing links and changes
with the Baltimore Sun – and the Carroll County Times is real – and at times,
From June 2004 to October 2016, I worked for the Baltimore Sun. Those columns may be
found here: Baltimore Sun Carroll Eagle: http://tinyurl.com/KED-Sun.
Beginning on October 9, 2016, I was transferred to the Carroll County Times. These articles may be found here: Carroll
County Times: www.tinyurl.com/KED-CCT
As of this morning, before the Box Lunch Talk today at noon
at Grace Hall in Grace Lutheran Church, in Westminster – the link worked. Just
The Box lunch Talk was well attended. 150 folks came to hear
an excellent and insightful presentation by Jim Shriver. Another great program
by the Historical Society of Carroll County.
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