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USS DeKalb.jpg
Launched in 1904 as the Prinz Eitel Friedrich for a German cruise line, ship eventually was impounded by the U.S. during World War I, refitted as a troop transport ship, and re-launched as the DeKalb in 1917. After Armistice it was operated by an…

State, War, and Navy Building.jpeg
Located in Washington, DC, this impressive building was designed in the French Second Empire style. As its name suggests the structure housed several important departments that eventually outgrew available space. The building still stands today,…

Camp Meade--march.jpg
Located near Annapolis Junction, MD this was one of the larger cantonments on the east coast, some 400,000 volunteers and draftees passing through en route to WWI in Europe. The stark, regimented conditions facing new arrivals helps to explain the…

Plattsburg.jpg
Although used only for six months as a cantonment during WWI, this base in Plattsburgh, NY had a history dating back to the War of 1812 and continued to serve as an innovative Reserve Officer Training Corps.

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Quantico.jpg
Establishment of a Marine Base at Quantico, VA officially dates to 1917 and declaration of war in Europe, although military leaders had been eying the site for some time. Thousands of Marines were--and still are--trained for duty here.

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Hazelhurst.jpg
An airfield prior to WWI, the US Army Air Service expanded operations at this location near Mineola, NY upon declaration of war in 1917. With the arrival of railroad infrastructure the adjacent Camp Mills was built as an embarkation camp--mobilizing…

Wheeler.jpg
Located near Macon, GA this mobilization was built in 1917 and quickly reached its peak of 29,000 National Guard and other inductees for training. It was closed in 1919, then re-opened for a period during WWII.

YWCA Hostess Houses, usually located…

John-E-Harmon-1.jpg
This is a photograph of John Eugene Harmon in his uniform, upon returning home from military service during World War I. A member of Company C, Sixth Engineers, he had been wounded during the Battle of Amiens in 1918 and recovered in France. Back…
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