When Stanford leased 6,000 acres for an Army training camp during World War I, unintended consequences including an artillery range behind campus were not far behind. Stanford adapted to the proximity of 28,000 soldiers, while locals on and off campus wrestled with concerns over alcohol, sex and war dissent. Peace arrived before most Camp Fremont troops saw battle, but the skills they acquired helped transform the West.
Barbara Wilcox, MLA '15, author of World War I Army Training by San Francisco Bay: The Story of Camp Fremont (History Press, 2016), will talk about Camp Fremont and its legacy and sign copies of her book.
Sponsored by the Stanford Bookstore, Stanford Master of Liberal Arts Program and Stanford 125
Free and open to the public. No RSVP needed