1918 October 30
Panoramic photograph titled "Camp Pike, Ark., Oct. 30th, 1918, 8th Co. 4th Bn. [Battalion], Central Oficers [Officers] Training School" of a group of soldiers with their hats off holding their rifles at Camp Pike, Pulaski County, Arkansas. One of the buildings in the background has a sign on it with the number "23." The photographer was "Ewing, Inc., Official Photographers. Camp Pike, Ark." Inscriptions along the bottom of the photograph read: "Camp Pike, Ark. Oct. 30th, 1918" 8th Co. 4th Bn. Central Oficers (sic) Training School #183 2 Ewing Inc. Official Photographers Camp Pike, Ark."
Camp Pike, known as Camp Joseph T. Robinson since 1937, is located in present day North Little Rock, Arkansas. Named in honor of Brigadier General Zebulon M. Pike, Camp Pike served as a home and training camp for the 87th Division (National Army) and then as a replacement training facility after the division deployed to France during World War I. Construction totaling about $13,000,000 on the camp began in June 1917 and was substantially complete by November 1917. The post was a demobilization station and home for the U.S. Third Infantry Division as World War I came to an end. Between World War I and World War II, the camp served as the headquarters of the Arkansas National Guard. During World War II, Camp Robinson became a replacement training center, primarily for basic training and medics, and a German prisoner of war facility. As of 2014, Camp Joseph T. Robinson serves as a 33,000-acre training facility for the Army National Guard and is the headquarters for the Arkansas National Guard.
1 panoramic photograph, 10" x 43"
Military camps; Military training; War; World War I, 1914-1918; Soldiers
Ewing, Inc., Official Photographers. Camp Pike, Arkansas
Camp Pike, Pulaski County (Ark.)
General photo file, G5496
General photo file
Arkansas State Archives
Arkansas State Archives
Camp Pike, Ark., Oct. 30th, 1918, 8th Co. 4th Bn. [Battalion], Central Oficers [Officers] training school, General photo file, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.
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