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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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