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Date Original

1917 June


Blueprint map titled "CANTONMENT SITE 12TH DIVISION, Prepared under direction of Major Robert S. Thomas, C.E., by detachment of students, Citizen's Training Camp sketches and other sources. June 1917" of Camp Pike, Pulaski County, Arkansas. Cam Pike was sometimes referred to as the 12th National Army Cantonment. The map shows topographic contours, vegetation, cultivation, residences and property owners. The lower part of the map is missing.

Biographical/Historical Note

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.

Physical Description

Map, 10.75" x 21"


Military camps; Military training; World War I, 1914-1918; War; Topographic maps; Maps


Citizen's Training Camp; Major Robert S. Thomas

Geographical Area

Camp Pike, Pulaski County (Ark.)




ASA maps collection, Map 1645

Resource Type



ASA maps collection


Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Cantonment Site 12th Division [map], ASA maps collection, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.


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Cantonment Site 12th Division [map]