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Camp White - White City Oregon

 
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Posted 01/25/2022   11:53 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add patg23 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
"At its peak, the camp occupied nearly 50,000 acres and contained nearly 40,000 people, making it the second-largest city in Oregon at the time. The camp was deactivated in April 1946. There was a Camp White post office from 1942–60, when the name was changed to White City, the name of the civilian community that took Camp White's place."

....The camp was named in honor of George A. White, who served as adjutant general for Oregon starting in 1915.

https://www.oregonencyclopedia.org/.../camp_white/



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Posted 01/25/2022   7:46 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add redwoodrandy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Totally cool and fascinating. A special nod to the Eureka CA cover from the Redwoods.
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From the war years at Camp White (Found also had this)

From:
Lt. Marie Timmer ANC (Army Nurse Corps)
Station Hospital
Camp White, Oregon




After the end of the war, most of Camp White's buildings were salvaged for their materials. Some were moved intact for use at the University of Oregon, and the brick structures of the Station Hospital became the Veteran's Administration Domiciliary. The hospital is now operated by the Veteran's Administration as the Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center and Clinics.
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Great Oregon history -- thanks for posting.
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Posted 03/04/2022   6:37 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wyostamp to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Attached is a cover commemorating the transition between the two post office designations. The cover is dear to my heart because I was born in the wee hours on April 1 1960, quite literally in between the two cancellings on this cover!

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Great story and cover.
Thanks for showing.
Pat
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