Chiriaco Summit in Riverside County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
The Desert Training Center
[This is a four sided monument displaying three different markers:]
Front - Facing West:
* Camp Young *
Between 1942 and 1944 over one million men trained on the surrounding desert and participated in the most realistic war games under the harshest conditions imaginable. In a very important sense, many battles of World War II were won on these desert lands during these maneuvers.
This memorial is dedicated to the soldiers of the U.S. Army who participated in these events. The spirit which they displayed generated a spark that spread in every overseas theater
Left Side - Facing North:
January 9, 1840 - September 2, 1924
[Right Side - Facing South:}
California - Arizona Maneuver Area
Map of area showing placement of camps
U. S. Department of the Interior
Bureau of Land Management
Erected 1985 by Bureau of Land Management.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, Spanish-American • War, World II. In addition, it is included in the Desert Training Center series list. A significant historical date for this entry is January 9, 1840.
Location. 33° 39.697′ N, 115° 43.367′ W. Marker is in Chiriaco Summit, California, in Riverside County. Marker can be reached from Chiriaco Road north of Interstate 10, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Indio CA 92201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Desert Training Center (here, next to this marker); California-Arizona Maneuver Area (a few steps from this marker); Coachella Valley Recipients (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Desert Training Center (within shouting distance of this marker); 33-barreled Organs (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cannons (about 300 feet away); Scythed Chariots (about 300 feet away); Catapults (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chiriaco Summit.
Also see . . . Historic California Posts: Camp Young. (Submitted on December 30, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 7, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 20, 2010, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,184 times since then. Last updated on June 22, 2010, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 6, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. 4. submitted on June 20, 2010, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona. 5. submitted on December 30, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.