Iron Mountain Divisional Camp

Iron Mountain Divisional Camp (HM1GUA)

Location: Twentynine Palms, CA 92277 San Bernardino County
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N 34° 4.924', W 115° 7.786'

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Desert Training Center

— California-Arizona Maneuver Area —

Iron Mountain divisional camp was established at this site in the spring of 1942. One of eleven such camps built in the California-Arizona desert to harden and train United States troops for service on the battlefields of World War II. The first major unit trained here was the 3rd Armored Division followed
by elements of the 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th Armored Divisions. In all, one million men trained in the desert before the training center was officially closed in May of 1944. The most unique feature built at this camp is the huge relief map built into the desert floor. It can still be seen. This monument is dedicated to the men and women who served here.

This monument placed by Billy Holcomb Chapter
of the Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampus Vitus
in cooperation with the Bureau of Land Management, Needles Resource Area.

October 13, 1985

Rededicated in 2014
Series This marker is part of the Desert Training Center series, and the E Clampus Vitus series.
Marker Number151
Year Placed2014
Placed ByBilly Holcomb Chapter of The Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampus Vitus in cooperation with The Bureau of Land Management, Needles Resource Area.
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 11:49am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)31N E 166021 N 0
Decimal Degrees34.08206667, -115.12976667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 4.924', W 115° 7.786'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 4' 55.44" N, 115° 7' 47.16" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)760
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 11647-11665 CA-62, Twentynine Palms CA 92277, US
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