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Tobyhanna, From Artillery Range to Signal Depot by Kristyn Smith

June 4, 2018, 1:00pm
Soldiers on Old Greentown Road traveling from West Point to Tobyhanna Depot to practice shooting cannons. c. 1935.

Tobyhanna Army Depot has a fascinating history and an evolving mission over the past 106 years. Beginning as an artillery training camp in 1912, its mission changed as the needs of the nation changed. In 1916, prior to the United States entrance into World War I, the Depot served as a training site for students and staff from Yale University’s artillery battery. In 1933, it was one of the campsites for the Civilian Conservation Corps, and during World War II it served as prisoner of war camp for German prisoners. The Tobyhanna Signal Depot was established in 1953, and today it provides logistics support for Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) Systems across the Department of Defense.

Light refreshments will follow the presentation.  All Greene-Dreher Historical Society programs are free and open to the public.

This presentation is sponsored by Stone Silo Foods, 2018 Business Partner.