New book details history of World War I training camp in Menlo Park

Nearly a century ago, thousands of troops would hike up Sand Hill Road in Menlo Park wearing gas masks, testing their preparedness for World War I.

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Posted by Fred Murphy
a resident of another community
on Jan 15, 2016 at 10:23 pm

The print copy says that the first troops did not arrive at Camp Fremont until February, 2018, and the war was over in 1917. We better be prepared for the mass influx. Maybe the Super Bowl will be good practice.:-)

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Posted by The "Other" WWI
a resident of Menlo Park: Linfield Oaks
on Jan 18, 2016 at 12:16 pm

@Fred, not sure to which Great War you allude but the WWI most of us are familiar with ended 11 November, 1918.

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Posted by Renee Batti
associate editor of The Almanac
on Jan 18, 2016 at 1:15 pm

Renee Batti is a registered user.

Fred Murphy was referring to an error in the print-edition article and in the original online article. The error has been corrected.

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