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Something You Might Not Have Known: Camp Hancock

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In 1916, the war drums emanating from Europe echoed across the Atlantic Ocean to North America, but 22-year-old Fletcher Reed of Lincolnton, Ga., took little notice. He had heard that the Germans had sunk a ship named the Lusitania the year before and some of the men in town talked about how America would be forced to get into the fight happening overseas if the Germans went back to unrestricted ...

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  1. I thought Camp Hancock was on the hill section West of Augusta where you have Ohio Ave, Pennsylvania Ave, etc. named for the companies in training at the Camp. I thought the aviation school, hangers and air strip were located East of Augusta in the flat area near the Savannah River and Sand Bar Ferry Road!

  2. Mr. Harper, you are partially right in that Hancock was a vast area of land and several road names were changed to reflect the influence of the camp on the city. Also, the airfield was first located down at Sand Bar Ferry, but moved up to the hill later, mainly because of mosquitos, but that is a story for a different time.

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