“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Chiriaco Summit in Riverside County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)

Desert Training Center

California-Arizona Maneuver Area


—Veterans Memorial —

Desert Training Center Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, October 1, 2010
1. Desert Training Center Marker
Inscription. This monument is dedicated to the men and women of the United States Army who were trained here at the Desert Training Center during World War II.
Erected 1998 by Billy Holcomb Chapter No. 1069, E Clampus Vitus. (Marker Number 94.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
Location. 33° 39.683′ N, 115° 43.388′ W. Marker is in Chiriaco Summit, California, in Riverside County. Marker is on Chiriaco Road, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is located approximately 200 feet southwest of the Museum entrance within the fenced in area of the exhibits. Marker is at or near this postal address: 62510 Chiriaco Road, Indio CA 92201, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Desert Training Center (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Desert Training Center (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Contractors General Hospital (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line but has been reported missing); The Chiriaco Family (about 600 feet away); Camp Young Airstrip (approx. 0.2 miles away); Young Divisional Camp (approx. 3.7 miles away); Barren or Bountiful (approx. 5.9 miles away); Where Are The Joshua Trees? (approx. 8.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Chiriaco Summit.
Regarding Desert Training Center. This Plaque, honoring the many units that trained at the Desert Training Center, California-Arizona Maneuver Area, received donations from over 20 Chapters of E Clampus Vitus and many individuals. All appreciate the sacrifices to keep America a free county. SOURCE: Billy Holcomb Chapter 1069 35th Anniversary Plaque Book by Phillip Holdaway
Additional comments.
1. Additional Information Regarding the Marker Dedication
This plaque was placed by the Billy Holcomb Chapter #1069 of the
Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampus Vitus in cooperation with
Sam Brannan Chapter #1004, Platrix Chapter #2, Trinitarianus Chapter,
Mountain Charlie Chapter # 1850, New Helvetia Chapter #5, Yerba Buena Chapter #1, Estanislao Chapter #58, Monterey Viejo Chapter # 1846,
Joaquin Murietta Chapter #13, Squibob Chapter, Cyberwhang Chapter,
Lost Dutchman Chapter #5917, De La Guerra y Pacheco Chapter #1.5,
Lord Sholto Douglas Chapter #3, Bodie Chapter, Elephant Temperance Society,
Peter Lebek Chapter, Tuleburgh Chapter #69. Julia C. Bulette Chapter #1864
    — Submitted April 22, 2012, by Loren Wilson of Sebastopol, California.

Categories. War, World II
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