Second Expansion Period Group Historical

Second Expansion Period Group Historical (HM1UTL)

Location: Fort Bliss, TX 79916 El Paso County
Country: United States of America

N 31° 48.834', W 106° 25.841'

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—Fort Bliss Main Post Historic District —

These warehouses were built for the Eighth Quartermaster Corps in 1921 as a supply depot for Army outposts and units away from Fort Bliss. Unrest related to the Mexican Revolution (1910-1921) led to the establishment of a string of border outposts. El Paso's strategic location on the border with Mexico at the hub of five railroads made Fort Bliss the natural center of logistics and supply for 25 Army outposts from Douglas, Arizona to the Texas Big Bend.

Proposals for increased storage facilities had been made and funds requested of Congress during and since the huge buildup for the Punitive Expedition (1916-1917). Five years later, the Quartermaster Corps was still renting some twenty-five large buildings in El Paso.

Other buildings constructed at Fort Bliss during this period include Fire Station No. 1, shops, stores, two granaries, and the Officers' Club.

The growth of Fort Bliss during these years was unusual for an Army post of that time. Nationally, the period was one of military downsizing, reflecting American isolationism following the First World WAr (1914-1918; U.S. involvement, 1917-1918). Along with the creation of the First Cavalry Division, the Border Zone project made Fort Bliss viable during the inter-War years.
Year Placed1998
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Date Added Tuesday, October 4th, 2016 at 9:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)13R E 364585 N 3520699
Decimal Degrees31.81390000, -106.43068333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 48.834', W 106° 25.841'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 48' 50.04" N, 106° 25' 50.46" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)915
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Marshall Rd, Fort Bliss TX 79916, US
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