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Phoenix in Maricopa County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Papago Park's Military History

 
 
Papago Park's Military History Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 29, 2015
1. Papago Park's Military History Marker
Inscription. The military use of Papago Park began in 1909 when the northwest corner of the Park was withdrawn from the public domain for military purposes. This area was used by the 158th Infantry Regiment of the First Arizona Volunteer Infantry (National Guard) as a small arms target and rifle range. Subsequent usages have included a Civilian Conservation Corps Camp (1933-1938); a training ground for an infantry regiment at the outset of World War II; a prisoner of war camp (1942-1946); an Army Reserve Center since 1952; and headquarters for the Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs since 1975. This adobe structure, which houses the Arizona Military Museum, was built in 1936-1937 by the Works Progress Administration as an arsenal for the state’s quartermaster regiment.
 
Erected 2006 by The Arizona State Society and the Grand Canyon chapter Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 33° 28.009′ N, 111° 58.146′ W. Marker is in Phoenix, Arizona, in Maricopa County. Marker can be reached from East McDowell Road. Click for map. Marker is at the Arizona Military Museum located at Papago
Papago Park's Military History Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 29, 2015
2. Papago Park's Military History Marker
Park Military Reservation, 5636 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, Arizona (Entry at Main Guard Gate). Marker is at or near this postal address: 5636 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix AZ 85008, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Papago Park Prisoner Of War Camp (approx. 1.4 miles away but has been reported missing); Hunt Bass Hatchery (approx. 1.5 miles away); George W. P. Hunt / Arizona's First Governor (approx. 1.8 miles away); Site of Hayden's Ferry (approx. 3.1 miles away); Hayden House (approx. 3.1 miles away); Scottsdale Grammar School / The Little Red Schoolhouse (approx. 3.2 miles away); Winfield Scott Memorial (approx. 3.2 miles away); Tempe Bakery/Hackett House (approx. 3.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Phoenix.
 
Categories. War, World II
 
Papago Park's Military History Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 29, 2015
3. Papago Park's Military History Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 162 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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