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History of Camp Upton and other local areas – hybrid meeting
November 4, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Presenter: Timothy M. Green
This talk will cover the history of Camp Upton from a forested site in the middle of Suffolk County to becoming the 52nd largest city in the U.S. in just a matter of months in 1917. The Camp served to train soldiers of the 77th “Liberty” Division as part of the American Expeditionary Force. Between the wars Camp Upton was dismantled and became the Upton National Forest only to be re-activated in 1940 as an Induction Camp, then a Recovery Hospital in 1944. The WW II Camp also housed a German POW camp. The final stage of Camp Upton was its transfer to the Atomic Energy Commission, becoming Brookhaven National Laboratory.
The in-person meeting is open to the public and the Zoom remote broadcast is for GGG members only.