Presidio of Monterey California (Images of America Series)

Presidio of Monterey California (Images of America Series)

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by Harold E. Raugh, Jr.
     
 

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The Presidio of Monterey is best known as the home of the post-World War II Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center, the Department of Defense's acknowledged leader in foreign language training. It has, however, a much longer and rich history. After the United States seized Monterey in 1846, the U.S. Army began constructing Fort Mervine, which served a…  See more details below

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The Presidio of Monterey is best known as the home of the post-World War II Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center, the Department of Defense's acknowledged leader in foreign language training. It has, however, a much longer and rich history. After the United States seized Monterey in 1846, the U.S. Army began constructing Fort Mervine, which served a number of purposes until it was abandoned in 1866. In 1902-1903, a modern cantonment was built in the area. In 1904, the new post was officially renamed the Presidio of Monterey after a nearby Spanish fort established in 1770 that had fallen into disuse. Throughout the first half of the 20th century, the post was home to infantry and cavalry regiments, as well as an inductee reception center. The Military Intelligence Service Language School was moved to the Presidio of Monterey in 1946 and renamed the Army Language School in 1947; this evolved into the present-day Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738528700
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
03/01/2004
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.58(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.38(d)

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In this volume, retired Army Lieutenant Colonel Harold E. Raugh, Jr., Ph.D., the Command Historian of the Presidio of Monterey, tells the post's unique story through striking images culled from the Presidio's extensive photographic archive and other sources.

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Presidio of Monterey California (Images of America Series) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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Presidio of Monterey: 'The photographs in the book show not only the evolution of the modern presidio, but also 'the human side of soldiering' and of foreign language training in the 20th century and beyond. In compiling information and photos of the presidio, Raugh has helped preserve the military history and heritage from its days as an infantry and cavalry post, to the modern incarnation as the home of the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center.' -Margot Petit Nichols, Carmel 'CA' Pine Cone, August 27, 2004.