Construction of Camp Hale

Construction of Camp Hale (HM1B69)

Location: Minturn, CO 81645 Eagle County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 26.168', W 106° 19.32'

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10th Mountain Division

— U.S. Army —

Camp Hale is the only site developed by the United States Army specifically for mountain and winter warfare training. The location provided natural features necessary for training and convenient access by both a Federal Highway and the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad. The large open valley accommodated the more than 1,000 buildings and structures as well as parade grounds, weapons ranges and much more.Construction of Camp Hale took place between April and November of 1942. The camp was officially opened on November 16. Pando Constructors recruited thousands of men and women to build the base. As part of the construction, the Eagle River was channeled through the Camp. The construction of such a large facility in a short period of time was a common experience across the United States during World War II. This achievement was extraordinary however, given the rugged conditions of the area.
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HM NumberHM1B69
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Date Added Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 4:30pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13S E 386229 N 4366010
Decimal Degrees39.43613333, -106.32200000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 26.168', W 106° 19.32'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 26' 10.08" N, 106° 19' 19.20" W
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Area Code(s)970
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 301 Camp Hale Spur 1B, Minturn CO 81645, US
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