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Old Jail, Transient Camp In Wilds Of Burlington

Old Jail, Transient Camp In Wilds Of Burlington

July 4, 2014

The rules were pretty simple at Camp Nepaug: No handouts and 24 hours of work per week would get a man a clean bed to sleep in and three meals a day. But fight or get drunk and you were sent to the camp jail. This was the life for hundreds of men sent to the camp in the wilds of Burlington in the 1930s.