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 Post subject: Fotos: Wells Lake
PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2008 8:42 am 
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Here are some pics of a lake near my home:

Wells Lake #1

Wells Lake #2

Wells Lake #3

Wells Lake #4

Water Birds

More Water Birds

Woodland Trail

Housing unit built by German POW's during World War 2. I've been told that a few of these people are still living in Fort Smith.

View of Fort Smith from Wells Lake Road.

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 Post subject: Re: Fotos: Wells Lake
PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2008 10:27 am 
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Ren-Tin-10 wrote:


I do like a woodland trail.

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Housing unit built by German POW's during World War 2. I've been told that a few of these people are still living in Fort Smith.


The POWs stayed?

Nice pics.

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 Post subject: Re: Fotos: Wells Lake
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I really enjoyed the pictures. I get a sense of a great expanse of water from the photos and it looks really calm. You had a lovely day for taking photos. The woodland trail looks like a great place to go for a walk.


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 Post subject: Re: Fotos: Wells Lake
PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2008 10:48 am 
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Lake seems to have a trail around it ... that would be a nice place to walk for sure ... very peaceful looking. I thought you all were having bad weather up there .. sure looked good on that day.

German POWs were kept all over the US during the war and for some reason everything they built seems to have been made out of stone. They did good work because we have a lot in this part of Texas that is still in very good shape.

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 Post subject: Re: Fotos: Wells Lake
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ConnieS wrote:
The POWs stayed?

Nice pics.


At least I heard a few of them are still in Fort Smith. If this is true, I'd like to have some names because I bet they have some stories to tell. 8)

Here are some related sites:

Chaffee Crossing

and from this one:

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To ease the transition between the period of civilian labor shortage and the return of U.S. soldiers, several POW camps remained in operation for a year after the war. Eventually, the camps were dismantled around the summer of 1946, and the prisoners were allowed to return to Europe. The fair and kind treatment experienced by German and Italian prisoners had a lasting impact on them. After repatriation, many former prisoners returned to the United States to launch professional careers or to renew acquaintances with their former captors.


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 Post subject: Re: Fotos: Wells Lake
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Thanx for the fotos. I always love pix as they transport me to another time and place. Loved them all esp the POW building and story.


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Nice pics! Where is this place?


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 Post subject: Re: Fotos: Wells Lake
PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 9:29 am 
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I'll try to zoom you in:

Here is the state of Arkansas. Fort Smith is on the western border. Searching for a Fort Smith map just locks up my computer, so this is as close as I can get. :roll:

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