Camp Brownwood, named after a small city located in the center of the state of Texas was located about 140-miles southwest of Fort Worth. Today’s feature image taken in October 1940 contains hundreds of cars and trucks dating back to the late-1920s in a parking lot for thirty-five hundred workers at the two-thousand-acre site.
The workmen traveled from as far away as California and New York with their families to construct Camp Brownwood, the future home of the Thirty-Sixth Division of the Texas National Guard. The facility was later expanded to include ninety-thousand-acres with sufficient accommodations for forty-thousand men.
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