Dual author virtual event: Kathy Kirkpatrick, AMERICAN PRISONER OF WAR CAMPS IN COLORADO, and Lynn Arave, IMAGES OF AMERICA: LAYTON

Please join us for a virtual dual author discussion with Kathy Kirkpatrick, author of American Prisoner of War Camps in Colorado, and Lynn Arave, author of Images of America: Layton, Tuesday, November 24, at 7 PM. The event will stream live on our Facebook Page.

American Prisoner of War Camps in Colorado describes the experiences of prisoners of war in the state, such as the story of two POWs who escaped from a camp in Trinidad. Was it treason, or were the three Japanese enemy alien sisters seduced by the German POWs who used their map? Stories of other escapes are detailed, such as two men who were shot to death as they tried to flee. All fifty-one prisoner of war camps and hospitals in Colorado during World War II are described, along with the names and burial locations of the seventeen German, Japanese, and Italian POWs who died in Colorado. These experiences are well documented through interviews with former prisoners and guards, translators, and civilians who worked with the prisoners of war. They are further documented by visitation reports from the Vatican Secret Archives, the prisoner of war files at the National Archives in College Park, Maryland, and by many books and articles published after the war by former prisoners, guards, and scholars. The generally humane treatment of the prisoners, led by the Geneva Convention of 1929, as well as the friendship formed between the prisoners and their guards and the farmers whose land they worked, was essential to the development of our current positive relationships with the countries of Germany, Italy, and Japan.

Images of America: Layton. Layton was settled in 1850 by pioneers in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. An outgrowth of Kaysville, Layton separated in 1902 following a 20-year legal battle. The city incorporated in 1920. The Layton Sugar Plant opened in 1915, and the town was an agricultural and ranching hub until 1941, when the United States entered World War II. In less than 10 years, by 1950, Layton’s population had tripled, mainly because of Hill Field, a US Air Force maintenance base. Today, Layton is the largest city in Davis County and a regional retail center, anchored by the Layton Hills Mall. It is well known for its “Restaurant Row;” Commons Park, which boasts an extensive collection of lighted animal figures during the holidays; the Ed Kenley Amphitheater; the Adams Canyon trail; and much more.

KATHY KIRKPATRICK has a bachelor of arts in history from Humboldt State University in Arcata, California, and has authored Basic Genealogy, The Descendants of Timothy Meeker, Italian Prisoners of War in the Continental US on 31 March 1945, Prisoners of War in Utah During World War II, Sicily, American Prisoner of War Camps in Idaho and Utah, and Prisoner of War Camps Across America. She has delivered lectures on “WWII POWs in America,” “WWII Enemy Aliens in America,” and “Proving the Jewish Heritage of a Catholic Sicilian Family,” and provided research for Italian Emigrants, Italian Emigrants by Tina Bochicchio Woetzel, Sinatra, The Life by Anthony Summers and Robbyn Swan, and II Giuramento by Dino Maurizio Parri.

LYNN ARAVE earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Weber State University. He has lived in Layton for more than 36 years and has conducted extensive research into the history of the city and Utah. Two of his Google blogs, Mystery of Utah History and Layton, Utah History, highlight that research. A majority of the historic photographs in this book are courtesy of the Heritage Museum of Layton.

We are thrilled to welcome these two Arcadia Press authors and good friends of the store. Please tune in! The authors will take questions following their conversation.

 

 

Event date: 
Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
607 Trolley Square
Salt Lake City, UT 84102
American Prisoner of War Camps in Colorado (America Through Time) Cover Image
$23.99
ISBN: 9781634992619
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Published: America Through Time - October 26th, 2020

American Prisoner of War Camps in Colorado describes the experiences of prisoners of war in the state, such as the story of two POWs who escaped from a camp in Trinidad. Was it treason, or were the three Japanese enemy alien sisters seduced by the German POWs who used their map? Stories of other escapes are detailed, such as two men who were shot to death as they tried to flee.


Layton (Images of America) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781467104968
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Published: Arcadia Publishing (SC) - October 26th, 2020

Layton was settled in 1850 by pioneers in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. An outgrowth of Kaysville, Layton separated in 1902 following a 20-year legal battle. The city incorporated in 1920. The Layton Sugar Plant opened in 1915, and the town was an agricultural and ranching hub until 1941, when the United States entered World War II.