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George Firmin

On an expedited timetable set by war, Camp Pike in Pulaski County quickly developed into the second most populous community in Arkansas. Its peak roll call of 54,463 in September 1918 was reached 15 months after construction began. Only Little Rock, with 58,000 citizens, was larger.
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Landing Camp Pike: War Brought Unusual OpportunityLock Icon

America’s entry into the First World War set the stage for a historic economic development opportunity that business leaders in Little Rock seized back in the spring of 1917. read more >