CAMP LOGAN. Camp Logan, an emergency training center in World War I, was earlier a National Guard camp just beyond the western city limits of Houston. Construction of the center began on July 24, 1917. In the Houston Riot of 1917, trouble between local police and black soldiers quartered at the camp resulted in a riot on August 23 and the declaration of martial law in Houston. The camp was used for hospitalization of wounded men in 1918. At the close of the war the site was acquired by William C. Hogg and his brother, Mike, who turned over to the city of Houston, at cost, more than 1,000 acres. Memorial Park, the city's largest recreational area, is on the site.
Robert V. Haynes, A Night of Violence: The Houston Riot of 1917 (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1976). WPA Writers Program, Houston (Houston: Anson Jones, 1942).
Image Use Disclaimer
All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.
For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml
If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Handbook of Texas Online, Claudia Hazlewood, "Camp Logan," accessed January 23, 2017, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/qcc26.
Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Modified on October 5, 2016. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.