Chuckwalla in Riverside County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
36th Evacuation Hospital (SM)
Located just to the north are the archaeological remnants of the evacuation hospital camp site. The 36th Evacuation Hospital was stationed here for training from May to December 1943. Evacuation hospitals were 400 bed facilities that provided care to sick and wounded soldiers under combat conditions. The 36th was located at this site until it participated in IX Corps maneuvers, whereupon it moved by Camp Dunlap, near Niland. During this time it maintained a 100-bed base hospital here while the rest of the unit was deployed
This monument is dedicated to the men and women who served in this unit by the Billy Holcomb Chapter of the Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampus Vitus and the Bureau of Land Management.
Re-Erected April 19th 2014/6019
Erected 2014 by Billy Holcomb Chapter No. 1069 of the Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampus Vitus and the Bureau of Land Management. (Marker Number 149.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Desert Training Center, and the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
Location. 33° 42.248′ N, 115° 27.074′ W. Marker is in Chuckwalla, California, in Riverside County. Marker is on Ragsdale Road east of Eagle Mountain Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Desert Center CA 92239, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 19 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Eagle Mountain Iron (approx. 2.9 Corn Springs (approx. 9.1 miles away); Gus Lederer 1868-1932 (approx. 9.2 miles away); Coxcomb Divisional Camp (approx. 18.3 miles away but has been reported missing).
More about this marker. Here is the finished project on Friday 18 April 2014 at Eagle Mountain Rd. Erection team was Bill Pearson, Dennis Parker, Eric Nielsen, Tim Nunn, Rick Gavigan, Neal Samson and Dave Hicks.
Also see . . .
1. Bureau of Land Management Newsletter Noting the Installation. (Submitted on December 25, 2013, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona.)
2. Desert Training Center Sky Trail Web Page. A very interesting idea. The scale of the Desert Training Center lends itself to a Sky Trail. (Submitted on December 25, 2013, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona.)
Categories. • Notable Places • Science & Medicine • War, World II •
Credits. This page was last revised on December 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 9, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 1,157 times since then and 99 times this year. Last updated on November 3, 2014, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 9, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. 3, 4. submitted on April 20, 2014, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. 5. submitted on December 25, 2013, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.