San Luis Obispo (120.663W
35.280N) is a town in the coastal
ranges of central California. Chromium
was mined at nearby Cuesta Ridge (9800 tons per year) from chromite
lenses at the base of the Coast Range Ophiolite.
Camp San Luis
Obispo. Originally established by the California National Guard
as Camp Merriam, Camp San Luis Obispo was an Army training
center, with an area of almost 15,000 acres (6000 hectares). At the
time war broke out, 145 Field Artillery Regiment was stationed here. By the end of the war, he camp had quarters for 1,523 officers and 19,383 men.
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