On this date ...
Last horse-drawn artillery trained at Camp McCoy.
Wisconsin State Patrol Academy established a training academy
at Camp McCoy. McCoy was chosen as the ideal training area
because it was easily accessible for troops and major road
networks within the state. Located in a centralized area, the
academy could conduct various types of training away from
campuses or congested areas, plus the buildings and training
facilities area already here. The first recruit class
graduated from the facility in December.
Camp McCoy was considered as a possible site for an
intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) base. The Army
opposed the idea and resisted Air Force efforts to have the
ICBM launch site located here reasoning that the Army may need
all of Camp McCoy, which was still deactivated, at some later
The one-millionth tree was planted at Camp McCoy on Arbor Day
marking the 10th anniversary of the Army Forestry Program.
More than $300,000 was collected from 1971 timber sales.