Newton County Pre-War Maneuvers

Newton County Pre-War Maneuvers (HM2DKX)

Location: Newton, TX 75966 Newton County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 50.867', W 93° 45.605'

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By 1941, the U.S. military was painfully aware of its unpreparedness to combat the modern mechanized armies in Europe. To increase its combat effectiveness, the U.S. Army conducted the Louisiana maneuvers, which included 3,400 square miles of Texas. The maneuvers involved nearly half a million men and 19 divisions. Many Newton County citizens allowed the U.S. Army access to their lands for training. Troops, horses, tanks, mechanized vehicles and airplanes (utilized for spotting and 'flour' bombing raids) came from various Texas posts. Newton County residents supported these critical military maneuvers (1941 - 1944), that effectively phased out the horse cavalry and provided valuable lessons as the U.S. Army learned how to fight and win a mechanized war.
Year Placed2010
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
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Date Added Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 at 7:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 427321 N 3412979
Decimal Degrees30.84778333, -93.76008333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 50.867', W 93° 45.605'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 50' 52.02" N, 93° 45' 36.3" W
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Area Code(s)409
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 711 Court St, Newton TX 75966, US
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