Palm Beach Post: History, significance of Camp Murphy on full display

Camp Murphy site marker

From Sally Swartz, award-winning Palm Beach Post blogger: A few of the buildings still stand as churches, homes, a community center, a bar and a garage in Stuart, Jupiter and Hobe Sound.
And traces of Camp Murphy’s 1,000 structures remain at Jonathan Dickinson State Park, where a $10 million village went up in three months during World War II.

From July 1942 through December 1944, soldiers attended hush-hush classes in radar at the facility.

Camp Murphy housed 6,000 people at a time and ultimately trained more than 20,000 soldiers.

It was an exciting time.

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