Historic California Posts, Camps, Stations and Airfields
Camp Harry L. Hopkins
 
Camp Harry L. Hopkins, named for the then Secretary of Commerce, was originally opened in 1938 as a labor camp jointly operated by the Federal Works Progress Administration (WPA) and the California State Relief Administration (SRA). It was located in the Santa Monica Mountains and was built with a capacity of well over 500 unemployed young men who were working on WPA/SRA building projects.
 
With the outbreak of World War II, control of the camp was transferred to the Adjutant General and the post came under the control of the California State Guard. On 21 September 1942, the Adjutant General issued General Order 67 establishing School of Line and Staff under the command of Colonel Cromwell Stacey. This course taught a wide number of subjects to the members of the California State Guard and the California State Militia.
 
At this time it is not know what other activities took place at the camp or when it was closed.
 
 
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