Tank Hill Park

Johnston, Iowa overlooking Camp Dodge.

Camp Dodge has a long history in Iowa. Construction started in 1907 and was opened in 1917 as a training facility for the U.S. Army National Guard during World War 1 and would later become the Iowa National Guard.

The site was originally used for training the Iowa Militia. Camp Dodge was named after Brigadier General Grenville M. Dodge who organized the Iowa National Guard in 1856.

Camp Dodge is also home to the Gold Star Museum.


~ by Lencrest Photos on June 1, 2022.

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