Valles Mines, Missouri, U S A
Founded in 1749 by Francois Valle years. 274 years later as The Valle Mining Company, his 4000+
acre property every year absorbs 21,000 tons of carbon dioxide and puts out 14,000 tons of oxygen, enough
to meet the needs of 63,000 people. [USDA Forest Facts]
The 102nd Infantry Division, formerly The Ozark Division.
He also brought leaders of business and industry in St. Louis up to
Camp McCoy (now Fort McCoy)
during the 102nd's summer maneuvers to see how an army operates, where they as visitors stayed in barracks,
ate at the mess hall like the soldiers did, and watched 155mm howitzers firing among other activities.
General Dodge (left) visits Camp McCoy to see 102nd's summer exercises under Commanding
General William H. Harrison and General Marvin Knoll.
General Dodge had commanded the 8th Armored ETO while General Harrison had served on Patton's Third Army
ETO as assistant to the G-4 commander ETO.