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Moments in Kentucky
Legislative History

46. Camp Knox (1922)

In a resolution approved on January 25, 1922, the General Assembly, concerned that "there is some indication as expressed in the public press of the War Department abandoning Camp Knox," took pains to make clear its desire to see it retained. The resolution noted the extent of the government's investment in the site and cited the advantages possessed by it, including "the climate such as to permit outdoor training the year round." The resolution petitioned the War Department and Congress not only to retain the site but "to grant adequate funds for the permanent improvement and equipment of said Camp Knox to the end that it may become the chief center of artillery training and for all branches of the United States Army."

Ashland Armco employees at Fort Knox.

Ashland Armco sent five employees to Fort Knox for officer's training in 1928. Left to right: Roland Johnson, Edgel Moore, Harry Nicholson (standing center), Chalmers Fullerton, and Thomas Phipps. Photograph by Kirkpatrick, contributed by Harry Boone Nicholson Sr. to the Ohio River Portrait Project, Kentucky Historical Society Collections.

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