German Prisoners of War in Bayfield – A Little Known Story

It’s a little known but fascinating chapter of Wisconsin – and Bayfield – history. In 1945, the war in Europe came home in a most unusual way when thousands of German prisoners were put to work in farm fields and orchards bursting with fruit, filling the labor gap created when millions of Americans went off to fight the long world war. Dennis McCann tells how this came to be, and how Bayfield reacted to such unexpected, but welcome, help.