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Our History: 2,000 acres and 10,000 horses for World War I

4/14/2017

In 1918, the US Government requisitioned 2,000 acres in the North Area to support the European war efforts of World War I.  Large corrals capable of holding 10,000 horses and mules were quickly constructed as were docks for ships capable of transporting the animals to the European front.

Muddy conditions in the holding areas created a very unhealthy environment and soon a cadre of veterinarians were assigned to provide care.

The facility operated under the auspices of the Army Quartermaster Corps, Remount Division, and was officially known as the Animal Embarkation Depot 302.  At the time locals called it the “Army Base Terminal.”

Now, we know the approach to the port as Remount Road.

           

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