Fleet City, Shoemaker, California
Dublin/Pleasanton Bart Station
Gary Johnson
Additional Info : Fleet City

1943    FLEET CITY    1946
SHOEMAKER, CALIFORNIA

DURING WORLD WAR II 3,396 ACRES WERE PURCHASED FOR THE LARGEST NAVAL INSTALLATION IN THE U.S.. THREE NAVY BASES SAT ADJACENT TO EACH OTHER IN AN AREA KNOWN AS FLEET CITY. CAMP PARKS LOCATED ALONG DOUGHERTY ROAD, THE U. S. NAVAL HOSPITAL ALONG TASSAJARA ROAD WITH CAMP SHOEMAKER IN BETWEEN.
CAMP PARKS WAS THE WESTERN HOME FOR THE NAVY CONSTRUCTION BATTALION, OR ‘SEABEES”. CAMP SHOEMAKER (DECOMMISSIONED, 1946) WAS THE U. S. NAVAL PERSONNEL AND DISTRIBUTION CENTER WITH DISBURSING RESPONSIBILITY FOR 32,000 MEN AND WOMEN. THE U. S. NAVAL HOSPITAL ADMITTED NEARLY 46,000 PATIENTS DURING ITS SHORT EXISTENCE.

DEDICATED 5 APRIL 1997 BY JOAQUIN MURRIETA, CHAPTER 13, E CLAMPUS VITUS
WITH THANKS TO THE VOLUNTEERS OF THE CAMP PARKS MUSEUM.