Papago Park's Military History

Papago Park's Military History (HM1NG8)

Location: Phoenix, AZ 85008 Maricopa County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 28.009', W 111° 58.146'

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The military use of Papago Park began in 1909 when the northwest corner of the Park was withdrawn from the public domain for military purposes. This area was used by the 158th Infantry Regiment of the First Arizona Volunteer Infantry (National Guard) as a small arms target and rifle range. Subsequent usages have included a Civilian Conservation Corps Camp (1933-1938); a training ground for an infantry regiment at the outset of World War II; a prisoner of war camp (1942-1946); an Army Reserve Center since 1952; and headquarters for the Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs since 1975. This
adobe structure, which houses the Arizona Military Museum, was built in 1936-1937 by the Works Progress Administration as an arsenal for the state's quartermaster regiment.
HM NumberHM1NG8
Year Placed2006
Placed ByThe Arizona State Society and the Grand Canyon chapter Daughters of the American Revolution
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Date Added Monday, August 31st, 2015 at 5:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12S E 409948 N 3703460
Decimal Degrees33.46681667, -111.96910000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 28.009', W 111° 58.146'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 28' 0.54" N, 111° 58' 8.76" W
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Area Code(s)623, 602
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Fort Verde Ln, Phoenix AZ 85008, US
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