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10th Mountain Division & Fort Drum Museum

 
 
10th Mountain Division & Fort Drum Museum Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 13, 2017
1. 10th Mountain Division & Fort Drum Museum Marker
Inscription.

The mission of the 10th Mountain Division & Fort Drum Museum is to collect and preserve the material history of the 10th Mountain Division and Fort Drum. Using the collected material to present the history of each from its formation to the present; with the goal of being honest and accurate as well as establishing espri[t] de corps in soldiers, their families, civilian personnel, and the local community.

The museum in located in the Heritage Center on South Riva Ridge Loop and open to the public free of charge.

Fort Drum, NY
The history of Fort Drum dates to 1907 when Soldiers from Sacket's Harbor marched to the banks of the Black River and established first Camp Hughes, named in honor of Governor Hughes, and in 1908 Pine Camp.

Until 1940, Pine Camp would be a camp city dedicated to summer maneuvers. In 1940, it underwent growth in preparation for World War II. During the War, many units would train at Pine Camp, including the 45th Infantry Division, and 4th and 5th Armored Divisions.

In 1951, Pine Camp was renamed Camp Drum in honor of LTG Hugh A. Drum, and in 1974 became Fort Drum.

10th Mountain Division
In 1985, the 10th Mountain Division was reactivated and stationed at Fort Drum. The 10th had previously trained in the mountains of Colorado at Camp Hale during World War II and saw combat

10th Mountain Division & Fort Drum Museum Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 13, 2017
2. 10th Mountain Division & Fort Drum Museum Marker
in Italy.

Today's 10th Mountain Division is a Light Infantry Division, but has proven itself more than capable of fighting in mountains, earning the mountain tab time and time again during a number of deployments to hostile lands.
 
Erected by the 10th Mountain Division & Fort Drum Museum.
 
Location. 44° 2.306′ N, 75° 47.876′ W. Marker is in Fort Drum, New York, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Mt. Belvidere Boulevard south of Enduring Freedom Drive, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Visitors Park Information Center Pavilion, Fort Drum NY 13602, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Camp Hughes (1907) (within shouting distance of this marker); Pine Camp (1908) (within shouting distance of this marker); Pine Camp Cantonment (1941) (within shouting distance of this marker); Camp Drum (1951) (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Drum (1974) (within shouting distance of this marker); 10th Mountain Division (1985) (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Drum - North Country Memorial Flag Pole (approx. 0.9 miles away); Early Settlers of Watertown (approx. 7.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Drum.
 
Regarding 10th Mountain Division & Fort Drum Museum.

Visitors Park Information Center Sign image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 13, 2017
3. Visitors Park Information Center Sign
Access is restricted due to the museum being on an active military installation; visitors should expect to provide proper ID and automobile registration/insurance paperwork for post entry.
 
Also see . . .
1. 10th Mountain Division & Fort Drum Museum Info. (Submitted on November 21, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. 10th Mountain Division & Fort Drum Museum on Facebook. (Submitted on November 21, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Explore 10th Mountain Division history at the Fort Drum Museum (2016 article). (Submitted on November 21, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 21, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 21, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 62 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 21, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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