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Dublin in Alameda County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

1943 Fleet City 1946

Shoemaker, California

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, April 16, 2016
1. 1943 Fleet City 1946 Marker
Inscription. During World War II 3,396 acres were purchased for the largest naval installation in the U.S. Three navy bases sat adjacent to each other in an area known as Fleet City. Camp Parks located along Dougherty Road, The U.S. Naval Hospital among Tassajara Road with Camp Shoemaker in between.
Camp Parks was the western home for the Navy Construction Battalion, or "Seabees." Camp Shoemaker (decommissioned, 1946) was the U.S. Naval Personnel and Distribution Center with disbursing responsibility for 32,000 men and women. The U.S. Naval Hospital admitted nearly 46,000 patients during its shot existence.
 
Erected 1997 by E Clampus Vitus, Joaquin Murrieta Chapter #13 with thanks to the volunteers of the Camp Parks Museum.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 37° 42.123′ N, 121° 53.909′ W. Marker is in Dublin, California, in Alameda County. Marker is on Iron Horse Parkway near Martinelli Way, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 129 Iron Horse Parkway, Pleasanton CA 94588, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gold Creek (approx. 2 miles away); Don Jose Maria Amador
1943 Fleet City 1946 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 16, 2016
2. 1943 Fleet City 1946 Marker
(approx. 2.1 miles away); Old St. Raymondís Church (approx. 2.2 miles away); Murray-Green Homes (approx. 2.2 miles away); Tehan Family (approx. 2.2 miles away); The Green Store (approx. 2.2 miles away); Flanagan Family (approx. 2.2 miles away); Amador Valley Hotel (approx. 2.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Dublin.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located at the Dublin/Pleasanton BART Station on the north side of U.S. Highway 580.
 
Also see . . .  Camp Parks, California - Military Installations. The facility was built during World War II, and was commissioned 19 January 1943 as Camp Parks and was home to the Navy Seabees. It was named after Rear Admiral Charles W. Parks, CEC, USN. Adjacent to Camp Parks to the east, was Camp Shoemaker and the U.S. Naval Hospital Shoemaker, also built during the war. The three Navy bases laying side by side were called "Fleet City." (Submitted on April 18, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. War, World II
 
Camp Parks image. Click for full size.
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3. Camp Parks
Shoemaker Naval Hospital image. Click for full size.
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4. Shoemaker Naval Hospital
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 142 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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