Camp San Luis Obispo, California (Images of America Series)

Camp San Luis Obispo, California (Images of America Series)


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Camp San Luis Obispo, founded in 1928 amid the starkly beautiful rolling hills north of San Luis Obispo, has an ideal central California location. It is the original home of the California National Guard and remains today the Guard's principal training facility. In 1941 the U.S. Army commandeered the post, enlarging it to over 10,000 acres for the training of half a million soldiers and 42 infantry divisions. Salinas Dam, 20 miles away, was built to provide a dependable source of water for the troops. Reverting to the state after major conflicts, the camp is also the headquarters for the U.S. Army Reserve, California Specialized Training Institute, and a host of agencies and academies. It remains on the frontline for modernizing the military into the 21st century.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738529158
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 10/15/2004
Series: Images of America Series
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 777,207
Product dimensions: 6.58(w) x 9.28(h) x 0.35(d)

About the Author

The story of this vital military installation is told here by the California Center for Military History using the extensive archives of the Guard, Camp San Luis Obispo, and the California State Military Museum. Over 200 photographs capture the experiences of many soldiers who served their state and nation at Camp San Luis Obispo, the natural beauty of the area, and the prominent buildings of this historic post.

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