District No. 0520

Lodge #2148 History

While there are many fine and historic Elks Lodges across America, Lodge #2148 holds the distinction of being the only one that was part of a former WWII POW Camp housing German prisoners of war!   AND was responsible for the largest escape of German POWs during WWII!

Click here to read a description of Papago Park WWII POW Camp...

Read about the "Escape from Papago Park"

Paul Messenger recounts his childhood watching movies with POWs.



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