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

Camp Michaux

 
 
Camp Michaux Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 30, 2015
1. Camp Michaux Marker
Inscription. This is the site of Pine Grove Furnace Prisoner of War Interrogation Camp (1943-1945). Here the U.S War Department operated a clandestine facility where intelligence officers interrogated enemy prisoners. During its thirty-month existence, thousands of German and Japanese prisoners were questioned here in an attempt to learn about the Axis war effort and the development of new weaponry. From 1787-1919 the site was a farm serving the iron industry. The Civilian Conservation Corps operated Camp s-51-PA here from 1933-1943. Following the war it became Church Camp Michaux, 1946-1972, a cooperative effort of the United Church of Christ and the United Presbyterian Churches. The area is now a protected area within Michaux State Forest.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps marker series.
 
Location. 40° 2.216′ N, 77° 20.338′ W. Marker is in Gardners, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Michaux Road. Click for map. 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. Pine Grove Furnace POW Interrogation Camp (approx. 1.2 miles away); On This Spot Were Found (approx.
Camp Michaux Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 30, 2015
2. Camp Michaux Marker
2.7 miles away); Kidnapped (approx. 6.1 miles away); Forbes Road - Raystown Path (approx. 8.3 miles away); Joseph Ritner (approx. 8.6 miles away); Shippensburg (approx. 9 miles away); Biglerville (approx. 9.1 miles away); Old Court House (approx. 9.3 miles away).
 
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Old building on the property of Camp Michaux image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 30, 2015
3. Old building on the property of Camp Michaux
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 311 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 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 June 16, 2016.
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