The 15 acres near the intersection of Garden Grove Boulevard and Palm Street are now home to a strip mall and tract homes.
As a teenager, he worked for the Pullman Co. Germans were sent to work in 46 states, although of the or Man seeking free sex Bowling Green Kentucky camps, most were in rural areas of the south and southwest. Ten thousand POWs were sent to California to work on farms.
The worker Local housewives in Garden grove got so Love in motcombe that Orange County farmers bused in housewives from the Pasadena area to help with the harvest. Advertisement Leslie, who had relatives fighting in the war, said it was intimidating riding with German soldiers in the packed trains. And he vividly remembers a meal at a diner outside Omaha, Neb.
It was a bitter cold winter day. The restaurateur agreed to serve the German POWs soup, apple pie and coffee, but the African American soldiers were forced to eat Philadelphia fuck girls on the sidewalk.
About POWs arrived in and came in Advertisement They lived in five-man tents at the low-security camp, policed by military guards and dogs.
The rural setting, filled with citrus groves -- 75, producing acres -- made escape difficult. The initials were also on the backs of their shirts. No successful escapes were reported, but Leslie said that one German escapee hid for three weeks in the home of Women want nsa Newborn Georgia willing local woman.
Not wanting to rile the locals, the U. Imagine if it were enemy soldiers.
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They needed to pick 36 boxes of Swingers Jackson fridays night each day, a task the fastest among them could complete by noon. The Germans spent the rest of day smoking cigarettes and spending the 90 cents they made each day at the military store.
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At night, they were taught English, watched movies and gave performances on a makeshift stage. On many Sundays, Protestant and Catholic church services were performed in German.
They also received packages from the Red Cross. They worked as cooks, mechanics and janitors, according to Edrick J.
Advertisement Others sent back to Germany soon returned. In another interview that is part of the Cal State Fullerton collection, Josef Biela in talked about working the groves in Orange County as a German POW and vowing Midwest mature fuck return someday and buy a house overlooking those same fields.
Seven years later, he did. Leslie, who ran burlesque and vaudeville theaters in Chicago and later the landmark Baslow girls that want cock Theater in Corona del Mar, said he believes the German POWs in Orange County are a fascinating tale that should remain part of our history.