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Camp Bouse

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The Army in WWII activated Camp Bouse (which was one of 12 desert training centers) in order to train American troops to fight in a North Africa. Camp Bouse was also the location for the top secret Canal Defense Light because it was so remote a place (the closest paved road was 20 miles away). These days, Camp Bouse is an enormous place to explore. Beginning at the Camp Bouse Memorial Park at AZ 72 which contains dedicated plaques to Camp Bouse units after which you can visit the park and Bouse Assay Office (which is also the Camp Bouse museum and souvenir stand. After that, you're ready for your 45-60-minute trip out to Camp Bouse. Don't forget to take a copy of the main post map with you to aid you in identifying the areas that remain - you'll definitely need the map!

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