Photos from the Vault

May 15, 2014

The bulldozer buried beneath Camp Roberts and other stories

Heavy rains in 1940-41 turned the Camp Roberts construction site into a quagmire. Legend says there is a bulldozer buried in the mud under the 14-football-field-sized parade ground. Phil Dirkx found someone who knew the true story.

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