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Form documenting use of labor from Tarboro N.C. prisoner of war camp

Date: Oct. 13 1943 | Identifier: 1174.19.g
Form dated October 13, 1943, documents the use by contractor E. C. Winslow during the period of September 29 through October 9, 1943, of laborers (probably Italian prisoners) from the WWII Prisoner of War Camp at Tarboro, N.C., for harvesting peanuts. Signed by Robert L. Lowe (commanding officer) and E. C. Winslow (contractor) by E. C. Winslow, Jr. E.C. Winslow's various business enterprises were headquartered in Tarboro, North Carolina. Though established in Tarboro, Winslow did business throughout the area, including the counties of Sampson, Edgecombe, Nash, Martin, Halifax and Wilson, as well as in the cities of Greenville and Rocky Mount. This item has been aggregated as part of the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL)'s "Deeply Rooted: The Agricultural & Rural History of the American South" project. more...