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Fleet City

1943 FLEET CITY 1946
SHOEMAKER, CALIFORNIA

DURING WORLD WAR II, 3,396 ACRES WERE PURCHASED FOR THE 
LARGEST NAVAL INSTALLATION IN THE U.S.. THREE NAVY BASES 
SAT ADJACENT TO EACH OTHER IN AN AREA KNOWN AS FLEET 
CITY. CAMP PARKS LOCATED ALONG DOUGHERTY ROAD, THE U.S. 
NAVAL HOSPITAL ALONG TASSAJARA ROAD WITH CAMP SHOEMAKER 
IN BETWEEN. 

CAMP PARS WAS THE WESTERN HOME FOR THE NAVY CONSTRUCTION 
BATTALION, OR "SEABEES." CAMP SHOEMAKER (DECOMMISSIONED, 
1946) WAS THE U.S. NAVAL PERSONNEL AND DISTRIBUTION 
CENTER WITH DISBURSING RESPONSIBILITY FOR 32,000 MEN AND 
WOMEN. THE U.S. NAVAL HOSPITAL ADMITTED NEARLY 46,000
PATIENTS DURING ITS SHORT EXISTENCE.

DEDICATED 5 APRIL 1997 BY JOAQUIN MURRIETA, CHAPTER 13, E. CLAMPUS VITUS 
WITH THANKS TO THE VOLUNTEERS OF THE CAMP PARKS MUSEUM.


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