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During WWII, my father, who was too old to serve, got a job

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During WWII, my father, who was too old to serve, got a job as a civilian at Camp Hale, Pando, CO, as a construction foreman who over saw the tearing down of part of the barricks and then the rebuilding.
Dad was hired for the job not only for his knowledge of construction but also his ability to speak German. You see, the construction crew was made up of German prisoners of war.
My fathers work in Colorado happened many years before my birth but from time to time he would talk about it with we, his children especially about one of his charges who asked my father to sponsor him so that he could come back to the States after the war.
Dad died over thirty years ago but mom held on to much of his old items which brings me to my question.
While clearing out mom's house, I came across a drawing of the entire camp. It is on a parchment type paper that was rolled up and placed in a tube for safe keeping. The drawing is about 2x6 feet and is quite detailed showing barricks, mess areas, officers quarters and much more.
Just a bit more back story re: Pando, CO, which was at Leadville, CO; this is where the 10th Mountain Brigade trained to parachute in, on skis, so that they could be dropped into the Alps of Northern Italy and cut off the German retreat as the Allied Forces marched north from Southern Italy.
Do you think my drawing is of any value?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Glenda B. replied 1 year ago.
My name is Glenda,
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