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Chiriaco Summit in Riverside County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

California-Arizona Maneuver Area

Headquarters of General George Patton

 

— 1942 —

 
California-Arizona Maneuver Area Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 27, 2016
1. California-Arizona Maneuver Area Marker
Inscription.  
Training troops in desert warfare in preparation for Operation "Torch." The invasion of German held North Africa. The world's largest military installation, training 60 divisions and more than one million soldiers.

 
Erected 2012 by National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century, Cape Ann Chapter.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, World II. In addition, it is included in the The Colonial Dames of America series list.
 
Location. 33° 39.702′ N, 115° 43.362′ W. Marker is in Chiriaco Summit, California, in Riverside County. Marker can be reached from Chiriaco Road near Summit. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 62434 Chiriaco Road, 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. Coachella Valley Recipients (a few steps from this marker); The Desert Training Center (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Desert Training Center (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Desert Training Center
California-Arizona Maneuver Area Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 27, 2016
2. California-Arizona Maneuver Area Marker
M47 Patton tank in the background.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Cannons (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 33-barreled Organs (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.
 
More about this marker. This marker is on the grounds of the General George S. Patton Museum.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 1, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 1, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 250 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 1, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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