Iron Mountain Divisional Camp [Missing]
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member leadhiker
N 34° 04.924 W 115° 07.786
11S E 672556 N 3772834
Quick Description: Marker is on Desert Center - Rice Road (California Route 62 at milepost 90.7), on the left when traveling east. Note: This marker and its companion across the road are now missing. The bare monuments are still present.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 6/22/2011 5:58:22 PM
Waymark Code: WMBVAR
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Bernd das Brot Team
Views: 1

Long Description:
Marker Text:
Iron Mountain Divisional Camp
Desert Training Center
California-Arizona Maneuver Area

"Iron Mountain Divisional Camp was established at this site in the Spring of 1942. One of eleven such camps built in the California-Arizona Desert to harden and train United States troops for service on the battlefields of World War II.

The first major unit trained here was the 3rd Armored Division followed by elements of the 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th Armored Divisions. In all, one million men trained in the desert before the Training Center was officially closed in May of 1944.

The most unique feature built at this camp is the huge relief map built into the desert floor. It can still be seen.

This monument is dedicated to the men and women who served here.

Plaque placed by Billy Holcomb Chapter of The Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampus Vitus in cooperation with The Bureau of Land Management, Needles Resource Area."

October 13, 1985
Plaque No. 31
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