Newport in Newport County, Rhode Island — The American Northeast (New England)
Between the Wars
“Fort Adams . . . often was dubbed the country club of the army, especially by those officers and enlisted men who were assigned to it after duty in foreign areas. And its peacetime background was dotted with stories of high society and Army brass entertaining.”
- Harold Wade, Boston Globe, September 3, 1956
The Soldiers lived a fairly easy and complacent life while the officers could look forward to having their official duties accomplished by noon time.
During the 1930s, Fort Adams even boasted a hostess, Mrs. Crawford “Maudie” Allen, who arranged social events such as movie nights, weekly dances for the enlisted men, and holiday parties.
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9 Hole Golf Course
Theater & Movie Night
Post Exchange Store
Parades & Ceremonies
13th Infantry Regiment 1929-1940
Citizen’s Military Training Camp (CMTC)
New Plumbing, Heating & Electrical
Buried Telephone Lines
New Plantings Including Trees
Erected by Fort Adams State Park.
Location. Click for map. Marker is located inside Fort Adams. Marker is in this post office area: Newport RI 02840, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Southwest Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Changing Role of the Fort (within shouting distance of this marker); Defending From Land Assault (within shouting distance of this marker); A Giant Among Forts (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Three Tiers of Firepower (about 400 feet away); Building a Fortress (about 500 feet away); Fort Adams Foundation (about 600 feet away); Erich A. O’D. Taylor (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Newport.
More about this marker. An aerial view of Fort Adams showing the baseball diamond appears at the left side of the marker. Four photographs depicting life in Fort Adams appear on the marker. These show soldiers playing football, racing, in the post exchange store, and with the fort hostess.
Also see . . . History of Fort Adams. Fort Adams State Park website. (Submitted on October 12, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Categories. • Forts, Castles •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 372 times since then and 71 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.