1918 April 04
A single-page permanent pass to the headquarters of the 87th Division, Camp Pike, Arkansas, issued on April 4, 1918 to Governor Charles H. Brough. The pass is signed by W.H. Dukes, Adjutant General, Acting Division Adjutant. In the lower right corner there is a notation written in pencil that appears to read "O.K. G.G.R." The pass is from the Charles H. Brough Collection. Charles Hillman Brough (1876-1935) was governor of Arkansas from 1917-1921.
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.
Headquarters 87th Division
Camp Pike, Ark., April 4th 1918.
The bearer Gov. Chas. H. Brough (party)
Is authorized to enter and leave camp day or night.
By command of Maj. General Sturgis:
Acting Division Adjutant.
Document, 3" x 4"
Military camps; Military training; War; World War I, 1914-1918
Headquarters 87th Division, Camp Pike, Arkansas; W.H. Dukes, Adjutant General, Acting Division Adjutant
Camp Pike, Pulaski County (Ark.)
MS.000487, Scrapbook 25
Charles Hillman Brough collection, MS.000487
Arkansas State Archives
Arkansas State Archives
Governor Charles H. Brough's Permanent Pass to the Headquarters 87th Division, Charles Hillman Brough collection, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.
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