Historic California Posts, Camps, Stations and Airfields
Camp Curtis
(Camp on Janes Farm)
A Civil War-era image of Camp Curtis
Today, all that remains of Camp Curtis is a California Historical Landmark. Before its official establishment in September 1862 was called Camp on Janes Farm and was used by local volunteer companies of the California Militia as early as 1858. Camp Curtis was the headquarters of the 1st Battalion of Mountaineers of California Volunteers from 1862 until 1865. In 1863, Captain George Ousley and 34 soldiers of Company B of the Battalion first garrisoned Camp Curtis near Daby's s Ferry and then moved to Fawn Prairie on the Hoopa Trail. A bronze tablet commemorating the camp's site was unveiled on October 5, 1930.
Location: Location: Take the Sunset Avenue off ramp from US Highway 101, go North 0.9 mile on L. K. Wood Boulevard frontage road in Arcata