Creator

Date Original

circa 1917

Description

Map titled "MISSOURI PACIFIC R.R. [Railroad] CO. CAMP PIKE BRANCH AND ENTRANCE CAMP PASSENGER, FREIGHT TRACKS AND STATION FACILITIES, E. A. HADLEY, CHIEF ENGINEER (MO. PAC. R. R.), JOHN R. FORDYCE, MAJOR, ENGINEERS, CONSTRUCTION QUARTERMASTER, R. C. WHITE, CHIEF ENGINEER AND ASST. TO CONSTRUCTING QUARTERMASTER" of Camp Pike, Pulaski County, Arkansas, ca. 1917. The map shows location and engineering details of the Missouri Pacific Railroad lines passing by streets, private property, and buildings through Camp Pike; Levy, Arkansas (formerly known as Dalhoff); and surrounding areas. Within the Camp Pike Cantonment, notations on blocks of land include: Base Hospital, Aero Quad, Division Headquarters, Field Signal Battallion, Headquarters Train, Regiment of Engineers Engineers Train, Supply Train, Brigade Hdqrs., One Artillery Brigade, Two Infantry Regiments Det., One Infantry Brigade, Brigade Hdqrs., Water Tanks, Pump House, and Sanitary Train.

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, 12.5" x 22"

Subjects

Military camps; Military training; War; World War I, 1914-1918; Maps; Railroads; Railroad construction & maintenance

Contributor

Missouri Pacific Railroad Company

Geographical Area

Camp Pike, Pulaski County (Ark.); Levy, Pulaski County (Ark.); North Little Rock (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

ASA maps collection, Map 287

Resource Type

Image

Collection

ASA maps collection

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Missouri Pacific Railroad Co., Camp Pike branch, 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.

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Military History | United States History

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