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Colorado Military Training Center Proposal

Identifier: WH2054

Scope and Contents

35 page, large format, loose leaf notebook containing typed text, photographs, blue prints, maps, etc. illustrating the need for a proposed military training center (circa 1940).


  • circa 1940


Language of Materials

Material is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


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Biographical / Historical

Compiled by an unknown author in the spring and summer of 1940, the proposal outlines the rational for a "Mountain Military Training Center" for ski and mountaineering troops within the Arapahoe National Forest near Jone's Pass and East Portal, Colorado. This proposal foreshadows the 10th Mountain Division training center that was eventually established by the U. S. Army during World War II at Camp Hale, Colorado. The material contains the following inscription: "All blue prints were prepared by Robert Balch and Jared Morse, 07/22/1940."


1 OV Folios

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Jared Ruge, 2008.


Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.

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Repository Details

Part of the Denver Public Library, Western History and Genealogy Repository

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