Camp Fairchance – Low Gap WV

Description

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) and the Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA) funded the construction of Camp Fairchance in Low Gap, Boone County. The buildings were constructed by FERA and later occupied by the WPA. The camp hired unemployed teachers through the WPA, and housed underprivileged children and children without legal guardians.

Source notes

The West Virginia Encyclopedia: (https://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/826), accessed February 16, 2018.

National Archives Record Group 69-N

Project originally submitted by Brent McKee on February 16, 2018.

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Location Info


Camp Fair Chance
Low Gap , WV

Coordinates: 38.031490, -81.835678

One comment on “Camp Fairchance – Low Gap WV

  1. Marcella Goheen

    Hello,My mother lived at Camp Fairchance as a child from 9 to 12…she is 91 years old…can you please email me more about this project?

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