Over Here: The Homefront During WWI: Military Camps | Carolina Stories - Episode 5


World War I brought big business to towns that housed soldiers in military camps. On June 2, 1917 was Camp Jackson established. After 11 days of construction, the first trainees arrived. Owners of surrounding businesses welcome soldiers by selling them goods and services. There were other camps in South Carolina including Camp Sevier in Greenville, Camp Wadsworth in Spartanburg, Paris Island in Beaufort and the Charleston Navy Shipyard. These towns welcomed soldiers honor and the economic boom they brought.