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Camp Zachary Taylor Collection


Camp Zachary Taylor Collection


In 1917, nearly three thousand acres of farmland and open fields outside of the city of Louisville, Kentucky were transformed into an active military camp with around two thousand buildings. Four short years later the land, buildings, and equipment were auctioned off, and the Camp Taylor neighborhood was born. Images and documents from the Filson’s collection illustrate the changing ownership and landscape of the Camp Zachary Taylor area and illuminate the history of Louisville’s World War I cantonment. 


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