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#1045:  Camp Lockett

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Location:

Campo, on Shannon Rd south of Moore Rd

Site: ~32.606973,-116.47148

Plaque: 32.603225, -116.465439

 

 

Plaque:

State plaque

Notes:

The plaque is located on private property. Limited visiting hours may exist.


From the Plaque:

After the Civil War many African American army units reorganized for duty during reconstruction, Indian wars, and survey expeditions of Western territories. Camp Lockett was the last installation in California to train "Buffalo Soldiers", a name given by Native Americans during the Western Indian wars. During World War II Buffalo Soldiers provided protection along the Mexican border, served in North Africa in 1944, and were broken up into service units. The era of the horse soldier ended.

Registered October 30, 2009. Dedicated October 21, 2017.

Plaque placed by California State Parks in cooperation with the Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampus Vitus, John P. Squibob Chapter #1853, County of San Diego, and Camp Lockett Event and Equestrian Facility.



2009 David Schmitt