Camp Michaux

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Camp Michaux was a secret World War II camp for interrogating prisoners of war. The camp northwest of the Pine Grove Iron Works was previously used as a CCC camp that provided labor for state-owned lands (e.g., Pine Grove Furnace State Park)[1] and was used as a summer camp.[2] The POW camp commander was Captain Lawrence C. Thomas, who also commanded the World War II Prisoner of War Camp, Gettysburg Battlefield, Pennsylvania.[2]

|Photo of Pennsylvania State historical marker

|Photo of the sign on the grounds of Camp Michaux. It contains good historical information.

|Photo of the farm house ruins adjacent to Camp Michaux


  1. ^ "Camp Information for S-51-Pa". Pennsylvania CCC Archive. Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Retrieved 2011-06-04.  In 1929, the Uriah Camp was near Pine Grove.[1]
  2. ^ Atkins, Elizabeth (2008). "'The Prisoners Are Not Hard to Handle': Cultural Views of German Prisoners of War and Their Captors...Gettysburg, Pennsylvania". pp. 12, 22. Retrieved 2010-01-31. 

Coordinates: 40°01′55″N 77°18′32″W / 40.032°N 77.309°W / 40.032; -77.309