Camp Greene celebrate 100 years

July 15 marks the one-hundredth anniversary of the opening of Camp Greene in west Charlotte.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- July 15 marks the 100th anniversary of the opening of Camp Greene in west Charlotte.

The World War One boot camp covered six-thousand acres along Wilkinson Boulevard and gave streets like Camp Greene and Monument Streets their names.

Around 60,000 troops from 193 units passed through the camp at any given time back when Charlotte had only about 40,000 residents.

One of the few landmarks that remain from those days is the American Red Cross.

Other street names in that area carry Camp Greene history-- Remount Road, where the calvary had a remount station. Arty Avenue is also named for the artillery training location that was there.

The monument still stands on Wilkinson Boulevard and camp headquarters at the Dowd house on the block behind it.

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