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Located in central New Jersey, Fort Dix has been training soldiers since its founding in 1917. More than three million men and women have passed through its gates since it was built as one of the original sixteen army camps to train and mobilize soldiers for World War I. Using historical images, Fort Dix chronicles the history of life in an army camp from 1917 to the present. The fort, once known as Camp Dix, has experienced many changes over the years. This unprecedented photographic history traces the evolution from a wooden cantonment to the installation of brick and fiber optics, from a horse-dominated transportation system to a motor vehicle system, and from training recruits to serving Army Reserve and National Guard soldiers. Along the way, Fort Dix depicts the influence of the 78th Division, the Civilian Conservation Corps, the Women's Army Corps, Desert Storm, and the humanitarian work of resettling the Kosovo refugees.
About the Author
Daniel W. Zimmerman, curator of the Fort Dix Museum, has been researching and writing the history of Fort Dix for more than fifteen years. In Fort Dix, he has selected images, many rare and unpublished, from the archives of the Fort Dix Museum and private collections to tell the story of this historical site. Those living, working, and visiting Fort Dix will experience a visual tribute to the community and the men and women who served there.