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A page from our history

 

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In 1917, these recruits training to serve in World War I appear to have it pretty cushy during basic training at Menlo Park's Camp Fremont.

The main portion of the base spread from El Camino Real to the Alameda de las Pulgas and from Valparaiso Avenue to San Francisquito Creek.

At one point the garrison included 43,000 soldiers, whose tents alone covered 1,000 acres of the 25,000-acre camp.

Photo courtesy Menlo Park Historical Association.

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