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- Camp Escondido
- Located in Escondido. an emergency facilities
were built between 5th and 11th Avenues to the north and south,
respectively, and between Tulip and Pine Streets to the west
and east, respectively.
- The camp was established during World
War II. However, no files were identified which specifically
refer to the Escondido encampment as Camp Escondido. In December
1941, the Headquarters Battery, 222nd Field Artillery Regiment
of the 40th Infantry Division and Battery A of the same regiment
were stationed in Escondido. These troops lived in temporary
quarters provided by private citizens. These temporary quarters
included men bivouacked at Grape Day Park and Lincoln School,
and use of recreational and shower facilities at
the Lemon House, Trinity Guild Hall and the Eagles Hall (private
facilities). This initial group left Escondido by 25 May 1942.
- On June 19, 1942 a battalion of 615 men
and 14 officers came to Escondido from Camp San Luis Obispo.
They erected barracks and graded a parade ground.
- Source: Los Angeles District,
US Army Corps of Engineers
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