Name: Desert Training Center, California-Arizona Manuever Area (Established by Major General George S. Patton, Jr.) – Camp Young
Site Number: #985
Date Visited: 10/16/2016
Other Designation: N/A
Plaque Status: State Marker
Location: 62510 Chiriaco Rd., Indio, CA 92201

Description: The D.T.C. was established by Major General George S. Patton, Jr., in response to a need to train American combat troops for battle in North Africa during World War II. The camp, which began operation in 1942, covered 18,000 square miles. It was the largest military training ground ever to exist. Over one million men were trained at the eleven sub-camps (seven in California).