7 Headquarters Staff, Camp Pike, Arkansas, Spring of 1918
Camp Pike, known as Camp Joseph T. Robinson since 1937, is located in present day North Little Rock, Arkansas. Named in honor of Brigadier General Zebulon M. Pike, Camp Pike served as a home and training camp for the 87th Division (National Army) and then as a replacement training facility after the division deployed to France during World War I. Construction totaling about $13,000,000 on the camp began in June 1917 and was substantially complete by November 1917. The post was a demobilization station and home for the U.S. Third Infantry Division as World War I came to an end. Between World War I and World War II, the camp served as the headquarters of the Arkansas National Guard. During World War II, Camp Robinson became a replacement training center, primarily for basic training and medics, and a German prisoner of war facility. As of 2014, Camp Joseph T. Robinson serves as a 33,000-acre training facility for the Army National Guard and is the headquarters for the Arkansas National Guard.
Photograph for members of the Headquarters Staff at Camp Pike, Pulaski County, Arkansas, 1918.
A handwritten notation on the back of the photograph reads:
[Appleget] – Educational
Kurtyhall [Charles Hurtzhalz] – Camp Secy [Camp Secretary]
Mitchell – Religious
7 Headquarters Staff
Camp Pike, Arkansas
Spring of 1918”
1 photograph: 4 3/4” x 6 3/4”
Military camps; Military training; War; World War I (1914-1918)
Camp Pike, Pulaski County. (Ark.)
General photograph file # 2407.22
World War I Collection
Arkansas State Archives
7 Headquarters Staff, Camp Pike, Arkansas, Spring of 1918, G2407.25, Photograph Collection, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.
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