#6 Camp Raco, Michigan, USA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Jagman714
N 46° 22.009 W 084° 44.328
16T E 673927 N 5137289
Quick Description: #6 Camp Raco is located South of M-28 at junction with FR- 3154 in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
Location: Michigan, United States
Date Posted: 9/23/2007 1:32:04 PM
Waymark Code: WM28Q9
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Rupert2
Views: 206

Long Description:
#6 Camp Raco - South of M-28 at junction with FR- 3154 - Known originally as the "Lone Pine Camp," Camp Raco was the first CCC camp in the Upper Peninsula. It was home to Company 667, which was organized in April, 1933 with 200 enrollees from Detroit and Hamtramck. Official designation as Camp Raco F-5 occurred in summer, 1933. Work by enrollees at Camp Raco included tree planting, truck trail construction, telephone construction, stream improvement, campground construction, fish planting and fire presuppression. By 1942, when Raco was the only camp left on the district, its fire protection area covered 151,140 acres. After the camp closed, the facilities were used during World War II as a German prisoner of war camp.

The camp held approximately 267 German POWs. Link

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