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Army Motor Transport Corps School, Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce, 1918

Description: WWI-era soldiers stand at attention at the Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce Transport Corps School. During WWI the Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce was focused on the instruction of young people for military service and in 1918 they contracted with the War Department to organize a training school for drafted men from Indiana and surrounding areas, a relationship without precedent. The school operated in two-month training periods, and classes were held at various institutions such as the State School for the Deaf, State School for the Blind, several high schools and the Coliseum; a hotel was taken over for their housing. In addition to military training, a large part of the program was the Army Motor Transport School, which trained the soldiers how to repair wrecked automobiles and build engines for the military.
Origin: 1918-12-30
Created By: R. G. Hinkley
Publisher: Digital image 2015 Indiana Historical Society. All Rights Reserved.
Collection: Panoramic Photograph Images
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Geography: Indiana--Marion County--Indianapolis
Subjects: Soldiers
Military camps
Military education
Military officers
Military personnel
Military training
Military uniforms
Photography, Panoramic

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