Historic California Camp Posts,
Stations and Airfield
Camp T. E. Ketchum
A temporary California National Guard
camp for the annual summer training of 3rd Brigade that operated
from 9 May 1881. The following appeared in the 11 May 1881 edition
of the Sacramento Daily Record Union:
Stockton, May 10th.A grand three
days military encampment, picnic and barbecue !opened yesterday
morning at Good Water Grove, two miles from this city. The affair
given under the auspices of the Veterans of the Mexican War,
G. A.R., Stockton Guard, Emmet Guard and Pioneers. Tents have
been provided on the grounds for the |military. An immense concourse
of people from ail parts of the San Joaquin valley are in attendance.
An invitation has been extended to Governor Perkins and staff.
The camp has been named Camp T. E. Ketchum, in honor of Brigadier-General
Thomas E. Ketchum [Commanding General, 3rd Brigade. National
Guard of California].