Two men are seen working in the office of the Federal Prison Camp at Mill Point, W.Va. The calendar on the wall shows the month of September 1958. The camp was actually located on Kennison Mountain, seven miles from the village of Mill Point. The camp headquarters was established in September 1938 for the purpose of furnishing labor to work on the section of State Route 39 which was being built through the Monongahela National Forest. Inmates at the camp since its beginning numbered more than 6,000. The camp was closed out in the summer of 1959. (Photo courtesy of Jean Johnson Mason, ID: PHP000659. Information from an article in “History of Pocahontas County, West Virginia 1981” written by Houston Simmons)
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