deep in the Ottawa National Forest on the west side of the Upper Peninsula is the location of Camp Pori. It was a CCC camp during the depression and then used as a prisoner of war camp during World War II. After the war the camp was used by Michigan Tech as a training ground for its forestry students. The camp closed in 1954 and all of the buildings were removed. The only thing remaining is a sign. Nothing from the camp stands today, but sometimes it is more about the journey then the destination. It is a nice drive through the forest to see this historic sites location.
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