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POW Camp Chapel Cemetery
Castro County,
Texas

P.O.W. Camp Chapel
Texas Historical Markers
Dimmit, Texas

Latitude & Longitude: 3° 28' 43.817949999984", -102° 52' 39.2818000008"

Texas State Historical Marker
This chapel is one of the few physical reminders of the days this site served as an Italian prisoner of war camp during World War II. The prisoners, several of them fine artisans and craftsmen, designed and built the chapel, crafting the concrete building to resemble marble. Completed in 1945, the chapel stands as a memorial to the five Italians who died while interned at the camp. A restoration project, begun in 1987, was completed in 1989. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark-1992

Contributed on 2/18/15

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Record #: 55785

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Submitted: 2/18/15 • Approved: 2/18/15 • Last Updated: 3/24/18 • R55785-G0-S3

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