Camp Gordon panoramic print
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Camp Gordon panoramic print

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Camp Gordon (Dekalb County, Ga.)
Title: Camp Gordon panoramic print
Dates: 1918
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 rolled print)
Identification: MS 2303

Biographical/Historical Note

Camp Gordon was constructed during America's rush to mobilize during World War I and was one of the sixteen temporary military training camps that were developed to prepare U.S. soldiers for war. The camp opened in July 1917 in Chamblee, Georgia which is northeast of Atlanta in Dekalb County, Georgia. The camp became the training site of the 82nd All Airborne Division of the U.S. Army. When the war ended in 1918, so did the need for Camp Gordon causing the camp to be salvaged and abandoned by 1921.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains a panoramic print of Camp Gordon in Dekalb County, Georgia in 1918.

Index Terms

Camp Gordon (Dekalb County, Ga.)
Military training camps--Georgia.
Prints (visual works)

Administrative Information

Processing Information

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Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.


Encoding funded by a 2008 Archives-Basic Projects grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.