Fort Worth in Tarrant County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Camp Bowie in World War I
By Nov. 1917, the 36th Division had 25,000 men here, and on July 8, 1918, they were shipped to France, to form reserve for French Armies of the Center. After nightfall, Oct. 6, the 36th occupied a segment of the fighting front; on Oct. 8 joined by elements of the U.S. 2nd Division, it captured St. Etienne-A-Arnes. It fought Oct. 10-28 in the Meuse-Argonne operation that shattered the German Army and assured victory to the Allies, bringing Armistice on Nov. 11, 1918.
The 36th Division, embarking for home the next May, had all its men on U.S. soil by June 11, 1919. Soon demobilized, it saw its "Home" at Camp Bowie revert to civilian uses between July 1919 and Aug. 1920.
When the Texas National Guard
Erected 1973 by State Historical Survey Committee.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, Texas Independence • War, World I. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1917.
Location. 32° 44.636′ N, 97° 22.8′ W. Marker is in Fort Worth, Texas, in Tarrant County. Marker is at the intersection of Camp Bowie Boulevard and Thomas Place, on the right when traveling west on Camp Bowie Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4100 Camp Bowie Boulevard, Fort Worth TX 76107, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Camp Bowie Boulevard (here, next to this marker); Midnight (approx. 0.7 miles away); Fairview (approx. 0.8 miles away); Herbert M. Hinckley (approx. 0.8 miles away); WWI Camp Bowie Base (approx. 0.9 miles away); Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show (approx. 0.9 miles away); Vietnam War Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away); Raymond C. Morrison (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Worth.
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