Fort Bliss in El Paso County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Second Expansion Period Group
—Fort Bliss Main Post Historic District —
Proposals for increased storage facilities had been made and funds requested of Congress during and since the huge buildup for the Punitive Expedition (1916-1917). Five years later, the Quartermaster Corps was still renting some twenty-five large buildings in El Paso.
Other buildings constructed at Fort Bliss during this period include Fire Station No. 1, shops, stores, two granaries, and the Officers' Club.
The growth of Fort Bliss during these years was unusual for an Army post of that time. Nationally, the period was one of military downsizing, reflecting American isolationism following the First World WAr (1914-1918; U.S. involvement, 1917-1918). Along with the creation of the First Cavalry Division, the Border Zone project made Fort Bliss viable during the inter-War years.
Location. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Bliss TX 79916, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Building 1355 (within shouting distance of this marker); Building 1372 (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Historical Building 241 - The Guardhouse, 1893 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Wilson Park (approx. 0.6 miles away); William Wallace Smith Bliss Monument (approx. 0.6 miles away); Mexican War Refugee Camp (approx. 0.6 miles away); Polk House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Hinman Hall (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Bliss.
Categories. • War, Mexican-American •
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