Local History Series: The History of Camp Michaux

158 West High Street,
Carlisle, PA 17013
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Bosler is proud to present a partnership with the Cumberland County Historical Society! During the months of January, February, and March, the CCHS will host a speaker presenting on a topic relating to the local history of Cumberland County.

January 16 - The History of Camp Michaux
Join Bosler and the Cumberland County Historical Society as speaker David Smith, Secretary of the Cumberland County Historical Society’s Board of Directors, presents a lecture on the history of Camp Michaux. This site has an unusual history that is linked to the iron industry in the late 18th, 19th, and early 20th centuries when the area was a working farm known as Bunker Hill Farm. The history continues as a Civilian Conservation Corps Camp (CCC) during the Great Depression. During World War II, it was established as a secret Prisoner of War Interrogation Camp. It was an attractive choice for the Army due to its proximity to Carlisle Barracks as well as its seclusion. Over the course of the war, over 7,313 Germans and 161 Japanese were held here.