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Auburn in Placer County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Location of Camp Flint

 
 
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By Francisco Sanchez Ruiz
1. Location of Camp Flint Marker
Inscription. The location of Camp Flint was on the hill just above this site now know as the "Auburn Dam Overlook". The site housed barracks for officers, enlisted men, and P.O.Ws. These Personnel were supported by a kitchen, mess hall, parade grounds, and a radio communications facility. A railroad crossing between the two portions of the post was known as Flint Station. On this portion, soldiers would work on conditioning and readiness while the prisoners played an active role preparing the grounds for the coming Placer County High School football season. The only remaining structure not boarded up is a former barracks building, currently occupied by the Gold Country Museum.
 
Erected 2013 by Lord Sholto Douglas Chapter #3 E Clampus Vitus.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 38° 53.478′ N, 121° 4.362′ W. Marker is in Auburn, California, in Placer County. Marker can be reached from Fairgate Road near Auburn/Folsom Road. Touch for map. Marker is located inside the Gold Country Fairgrounds. It is in front of the museum near the Sierra Building. The parking lot for the fairgrounds is located at 209 Fairgate Road. Marker is in this post office area: Auburn CA 95603, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
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By Francisco Sanchez Ruiz, February 11, 2017
2. Location of Camp Flint Marker
The nearby "Camp Flint" marker is seen on the left.
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Placer County Museum (here, next to this marker); Camp Flint (here, next to this marker); Travelersí Rest (Bernhard Complex) (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gietzen Fire Station (approx. 0.3 miles away); Gold Bug Stamp Mill (approx. 0.3 miles away); Chinese Houses (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Historic Cooper Amphitheater (approx. 0.3 miles away); Western States Endurance Run Finish Line (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Auburn.
 
Categories. War, World II
 
The Gold Country Museum Building image. Click for full size.
3. The Gold Country Museum Building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 17, 2017. This page originally submitted on February 12, 2017, by Frank Gunshow Sanchez of Hollister, California. This page has been viewed 141 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 12, 2017, by Frank Gunshow Sanchez of Hollister, California.   3. submitted on February 17, 2017. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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