Camp Abbot (1943-1945) - A World War II training camp established 2 Sep 1943 to train combat engineers. Located at present day Sun River Resort, Deschutes County, Oregon. Named in G.O. 65, 4 Dec 1942, for Brigadier General Henry Larcom Abbot (Cullum 1632), USA. Deactivated in 1945.
Established as an Army Engineer replacement and engineering center during World War II on the site where General Henry Larcom Abbot had camped some 100 years earlier during the Pacific Railroads Surveys. The camp was built in five months at a cost of over 4 million dollars.
The camp was purchased in the 1960s and platted as the "Sun River" Resort. The only building remaining today from the original camp is the officers club, now known as the Great Hall.
Visited: 12 Jun 2008, 25 Dec 2007