Panoramic photograph titled "4th Co. Officers Training School, Camp-Pike, ARK. August 1918." of a group of soldiers with their rifles at Camp Pike, Pulaski County, Arkansas. In the background of the photograph are buildings, automobiles, a horse-drawn wagon, clothes handing on clotheslines, a boy on a bicycle, and soldiers. The photographer is "Ewing, Inc., Official Photographers, Camp Pike, Ark." Inscriptions along the bottom of the photograph read: "Ewing, Inc. Official Photographers Camp Pike 4th Co. Officers Training School Camp-Pike, ARK. August 1918."
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, 8.75" x 47.5"
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, G5497
General photo file
Arkansas State Archives
Arkansas State Archives
4th Co. Officers Training School, Camp-Pike, Ark. August 1918., General photo file, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.
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