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.
- This indicator was developed to encourage inquiry into the significant causes of World War I and the factors leading to U.S. involvement. This indicator was also developed to promote inquiry into the effects of the war, to include its impact on the homefront, migration patterns, and continued foreign policy debates.