mauleofamericaI spent six years in Shippensburg, hiking the Appalachian Trail and lots of great other trails in the area, and only this weekend did I learn there was a Nazi POW camp immediately adjacent the AT. (Thanks, @hogislandpress!) Camp Michaux has an interesting history, from its inception as a ~1785 farm through CCC camp 1933-42, but from 1943-45 it was a highly classified 'interrogation camp' with Nazi and Japanese prisoners of war. The AT was completed in 1937, thanks in large part to the CCC, passing right past the fenced off camp. (The halfway point of the 2200-mile trail is half a mile or so from here.) In 1946, it became a church camp which remained until 1972. The buildings are mostly gone now but you can spot foundations and ruins like this one. #wwii #powcamp #campmichaux #appalachiantrail
- lcnye.hbgI grew up in Ship!
- bankbarnsCool spot. I wonder if they'd let me metal detect around there. I spent some time in Chambersburg, lovely area.
- mauleofamerica@bankbarns There was a dad with two kids and they had a metal detector! I say go for it. @lcnye.hbg 🙌
- hidden.mickeyInteresting info...I love hiking the AT. Nice shot by the way.✨
- bankbarns@mauleofamerica I think I will next time I am out there, thanks for the info!
- creekbedLots of memories hiking the AT on nice days when I was supposed to be in class
- stephielynneaWow- so interesting! This is such a beautiful forest and area. We camped at Pine Grove last summer. I especially liked the log cabins scattered throughout.
- jenrumaLove Michaux! Great place for stargazing
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