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Galax, Virginia was the site of Civilian Public Service Camp No. 39, which was approved in May 1942 and was closed in May 1943. Operated by the Mennonite Central Committee, the camp was a National Park Service camp, located 15 miles (25 km) south of Galax on the Blue Ridge Parkway. When the camp was closed the men were moved to the camp at Three Rivers, California.


Gingerich, Melvin. Service for peace: a history of Mennonite Civilian Public Service. Akron, PA: Mennonite Central Committee, 1949: 149-150.

Author(s) Melvin Gingerich
Date Published 1955

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Gingerich, Melvin. "Civilian Public Service Camp (Galax, Virginia, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1955. Web. 28 Jan 2015.,_Virginia,_USA)&oldid=86832.

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Gingerich, Melvin. (1955). Civilian Public Service Camp (Galax, Virginia, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 28 January 2015, from,_Virginia,_USA)&oldid=86832.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 2, p. 431. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.

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