Camp Little (1910-1933) - A U.S. Army camp established as Camp Nogales in 1910 in Santa Cruz County, Arizona. Renamed Camp Stephen D. Little on 14 Dec 1915 after Private Stephen D. Little, who was killed in action after being mistaken for a member of one of the warring Mexican factions. Abandoned in 1933. Popularly known as Camp Little.
Camp Little History
A U.S. Army camp established as Camp Nogales in November 1910 in response to Mexican political problems along the border. In 1916 the post responded to Pancho Villa’s raids into the U.S. with a rapid build up that brought over 10,000 troops to the post within two weeks. The World War I strength reaching a peak of 12,000 men on the post. After the war the post population was reduced to less than 1,000 men. The camp was abandoned on 5 May 1933.
Marker and some repurposed buildings remain in Nogales, Santa Cruz County, Arizona. Map point is the marker location in the City Hall complex.
Visited: 9 Mar 2015