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Gardners in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Pine Grove Furnace POW Interrogation Camp

 
 
Pine Grove Furnace POW Interrogation Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, January 6, 2017
1. Pine Grove Furnace POW Interrogation Camp Marker
Inscription. During WWII, the US War Dept. operated this secret facility a mile north along Michaux Rd., one of three such sites in the US. Military intelligence relating to topics such as weaponry development and Axis operations was gained from thousands of German and Japanese prisoners. Originally a farm serving the iron industry, 1785-1919, the site was converted to Civilian Conservation Corps Camp S-51-PA, 1933-42. After the war it became church Camp Michaux, 1946-72.
 
Erected 2011 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps marker series.
 
Location. 40° 1.334′ N, 77° 19.653′ W. Marker is in Gardners, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of Pine Grove Road (PA 233) and Michaux Road on Pine Grove Road (PA 233). Click for map. The marker is located in Cooke Township. Marker is in this post office area: Gardners PA 17324, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Camp Michaux (approx. 1.2 miles away); On This Spot Were Found (approx. 3.2 miles away); Kidnapped (approx. 5 miles
Pine Grove Furnace POW Interrogation Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 30, 2015
2. Pine Grove Furnace POW Interrogation Camp Marker
away); Biglerville (approx. 7.9 miles away); Forbes Road - Raystown Path (approx. 9.2 miles away); Mt. Victory Church Cemetery (approx. 9.5 miles away); Joseph Ritner (approx. 9.5 miles away); Roads West (approx. 9.7 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. The Sentinel Pine Grove POWs: Pine Grove Furnace was once a POW Interrogation Camp. (Submitted on January 7, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. Cumberland County Historical Society - Self Guided Camp Michaux Walking Tour (.pdf). Among other uses, this document provides information and photos of the former Pine Grove Furnace POW Interrogation Camp. (Submitted on January 7, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.) 
 
Categories. AgricultureIndustry & CommerceWar, World II
 
Old building on the Pine Grove Furnace property image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 30, 2015
3. Old building on the Pine Grove Furnace property
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 298 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   2, 3. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on January 11, 2017.
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