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Camp Rice
(Rice Divisional Camp)
 
Probably the least know of the several camps that made up the California Arizona Maneuver Area (CAMA). What is known is that the 5th Armored Division was housed there while training at CAMA and that there was a large quartermaster depot there. In 1944 Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer, Director of the "Manhattan (Atomic Bomb) Project" visited the town Rice and examined the nearby Tularosa Basin as a possible site for the testing of the first atomic devices. Oppenheimer subsequently chose the White Sands area of New Mexico.
 
Source: World War II Sites in the United States: A Tour Guide and Directory by Richard E. Osbourne

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