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Status Quo: Military Landscapes

Author(s): Regina M. Meyer

Year: 2017

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When considering cultural landscapes, military installations are unique due to their development through continued use for defense-related purposes. As a result of this active use, military cultural landscapes continue to evolve, changing yet staying the same in terms of function. As a military base, Camp Clark has been in operation for over one hundred years and boasts the oldest National Guard rifle range in the state of Missouri. Camp Clark was established on April 28th, 1908, as a result of new legislation (the Militia Act of 1903 also known as the Dick Act) and War Department requirements. These changes are documented through historic media in forms of topographic maps, postcards, photographs, films, and military contracts. Archaeological testing and remote sensing, combined with these various archival sources, is now used to study, evaluate, and preserve this evolving military landscape.

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Status Quo: Military Landscapes. Regina M. Meyer. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Fort Worth, TX. 2017 ( tDAR id: 435428)


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min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

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PaperId(s): 377

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America