Camp Clipper - Fenner, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Mountain_Wanderer
N 34° 48.492 W 115° 13.167
11S E 662865 N 3853218
Quick Description: Marker located at the John Wilkie Safety Rest Area on I-40 Eastbound
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 10/22/2008 3:41:27 PM
Waymark Code: WM50QQ
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Marky
Views: 24

Long Description:
"Camp Clipper Desert Training Center, California Arizona Maneuver Area. Camp Clipper was established at a site that reached From Essex Road to this location in the spring of 1942. It was one of twelve such camps built in the Southwestern Desert to harden and train United States troops for service on the battlefields of World war II. The Desert Training Center was a simulated theater of operations that included portions of California, Arizona and Nevada."
"Erected 1991 by the Billy Holcomb chapter of the Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampus Vitus, Cal-trans, Essex Maintenance Station and in cooperation with the Bureau of Land Management, Needles Resource Area; on October 13th (Marker Number 985.)"
Marker Number: 985.00

Marker Name: NO. 985 DESERT TRAINING CENTER, CALIFORNIA-ARIZONA MANEUVER AREA - CAMP CLIPPER

County: San Bernardino

Marker Dedication Date: 10/13/1991

Location:
37 mi W of Needles on I-40 and 115 mi E of Barstow at Fenner Rest Area eastbound


Website: [Web Link]

Has Official CA Plaque: Not Listed

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