PADDLING BUFFALO BAYOU FROM WOODWAY DRIVE TO SHEPHERD DRIVE THROUGH THE HEART OF WORLD WAR I CAMP LOGAN
One of the most interesting chapters in Houston's history was written in Memorial Park along the banks of Buffalo Bayou. For it was here that the U.S. Army's sprawling Camp Logan was built in the middle of the First World War to train soldiers for combat. Camp Logan was an emergency training center for the U. S. Army, located on the earlier site of a National Guard Camp just beyond the western city limits of Houston. Construction of the center began on July 24, 1917 in the area that is now Memorial Park. The developed area of Camp Logan was 3,002 acres within a tract of 9,560 acres. At its peak, Camp Logan was home to over 33,000 troops, most of whom were deployed to the war front in France in 1918. The camp was closed on March 20, 1919.
Come join us for what promises to be a great program on November 10 at 7:00 p.m.
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