Creator

Date Original

1917 June

Description

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"

Subjects

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

Contributor

Citizen's Training Camp; Major Robert S. Thomas

Geographical Area

Camp Pike, Pulaski County (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

ASA maps collection, Map 1645

Resource Type

Image

Collection

ASA maps collection

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

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

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

Military History | United States History

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