Fort Douglas

  • Camp Douglas was established on October 26, 1862. In 1878, the post was renamed Fort Douglas from Camp Douglas

  • During World War 1, the Fort was a POW camp for German Prisoners of war, an internment camp for German citizens who lived in the United States, and an internment camp for American Conscientious Objectors.

  • Fort Douglas was one of the HQ for the CCC. It was the HQ for the 9th Service Command. 

  • On Oct. 26, 1991, the fort closed officially, though the Utah National Guard maintained control of the museum, and the 96th ARCOM received the parts of the fort that were not deeded to the university.