Bridging Generations: Yesterday - Today - Tomorrow



* MEMBERSHIP MEETING *  

Date: Sun., March 24, 2019 

Time: 2:15 P.M.

Location: 

Parker Senior & Community Center

1115 - 12th Street

                  Parker, AZ       


 *  PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENT *

              Remembering Our Past -

      Camp Bouse

                Monument Row

          presented  by: David Bull    

Date: Sunday, March 24, 2019 

Time: 3 P.M.  

Location: 1115 - 12th Street Parker, AZ

        


The museum hours are 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.

      Friday and Saturday  OR by appointment

                 928/667-4645      928/669-8077


Welcome

Parker Area Historical Society  PARKER, ARIZONA

Raised in Australia, David Bull would move to the United States in 2002, with an already significant resume to his credit.  He would eventually settle down in La Paz County by 2011. David is involved in the community and with the Bouse Chamber of Commerce.  He has been a committee member for the La Paz Tourism Team through La Paz Economic Development Corporation and through his personal business, designed the La Paz Tourism Passport for the past few years. As recent past-president of the Bouse Chamber of Commerce he was honored to be able to have a role in preserving the memory of the men and women who served at Camp Bouse and the planning of the Annual Camp Bouse Dedication each February, where he served as Master of Ceremony for the 23rd Annual Camp Bouse Dedication this past February.


  When America entered World War II, Arizona’s sparse population and wide open spaces made it an ideal location, when in 1943, General George Patton established what would become known as “Camp Bouse.” This location was where highly skilled soldiers were trained in the use of a top secret weapon which would later be identified as the Canal Defense Light and referred to, as the “Gizmo.”  This presentation will address the historical facts about “Camp Bouse” and speak to the significance of each monument located within Monument Row. 

The mission of the Society is to collect, preserve, interpret, and present the culturally diverse history and human experience unique to Parker and the surrounding area.