On the campus of UC San Diego in La Jolla, an historical marker stands on a patch of grass among some trees.
A bronze plaque embedded in a boulder explains how, for half a century, this area was the site of Camp Calvin B. Matthews, of the United States Marine Corps.
The bronze plaque is located south of the Price Center and Triton Fountain, in UCSD Town Square.
THE UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS
OCCUPIED THIS SITE KNOWN AS
CAMP CALVIN B. MATTHEWS
FROM 1917 TO 1964, OVER A MILLION MARINES AND OTHER SHOOTERS RECEIVED THEIR RIFLE MARKSMANSHIP TRAINING HERE. THIS SITE WAS DEEDED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT SAN DIEGO ON 6 OCTOBER, 1964 FOR THE PURSUIT OF HIGHER EDUCATION.
Prior to World War II, the military base was simply called Marine Corps Rifle Range, La Jolla.
To learn more about the history of Camp Calvin B. Matthews, you can check out a Wikipedia entry concerning it here.
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