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Camp Withycombe History
Originally known as the Clackamas Rifle Range it was established as a training camp in 1909 and expanded during World War I. During World War I it served as a headquarters for the National Guard, a central supply depot and training center.
In the 1930's the camp became a supply depot. Some of the buildings on the camp property, such as the Adjutant General's house (1938), were built by the WPA during this period.
The camp still serves as a training facility, supply depot, and equipment repair facility for the National Guard but the rifle range is now closed.
Active Oregon National Guard post with the Oregon Military Museum on site. The museum is open 9-5 on Friday and Saturday.
Location: East of I-205 in Clackamas (South-East of Clackamas Town Center) near Portland, Clackamas County, Oregon.
Maps & Images
Lat: 45.410788 Long: -122.558541
- Oregon Military History, Forts-Camps-Roads
- McArthur, Lewis A. & McArthur, Lewis L., Oregon Geographic Names, Oregon Historical Society Press; 7 edition (December 2003), 1073 pages, ISBN 0875952771, ISBN 978-0875952772, page 154
- Roberts, Robert B., Encyclopedia of Historic Forts: The Military, Pioneer, and Trading Posts of the United States, Macmillan, New York, 1988, 10th printing, ISBN 0-02-926880-X, page 670
Visited: 10 Nov 2007
Camp Withycombe Picture Gallery
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