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Iron Montain Divisional Camp

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,
Armored Division followed by elements of the
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 have served here.

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

October 13, 1988
Plaque No. 31

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