Aerial photographs of Cadiz RR Depot circa 1998. 

Cadiz was a Santa Fe Railroad siding, where the army leased 600 feet of track. There are several foundations present at Cadiz, as is an abandoned siding.  There are also several areas of historical-period refuse.  Because a great deal of railroad activity has occurred at Cadiz in the past, it is unknown which of these loci represent DTC/C-AMA related materials.[1]

Several sand and gravel landing strips existed throughout the DTC/C-AMA.

Satellite map of the remains existing at the Cadiz RR siding.

Camp Cadiz
As the westbound supplies and equipment poured into this northern portion of the DTC from the east, they were unloaded at Goffs or sent on farther south to Rice or Blythe.  The railroad depot located at Cadiz was used to switch the southbound RR cars from Goffs onto the track leading south to Rice. Not much is known about the camp or troops that operated here.

Today, little remains of the camp at Cadiz Depot.  Still evident are parallel rock alignments which lined the street running east-west. To the south of that lies an alignment of rocks which enclose a rectangular area. There is also a low hill to the east which may have been created as an observation point. Many artifacts of the WW-II military activity at this site still remain. It is easy to see the impressions of tank tracks from the air. On the ground are the ubiquitous bottle caps, gas cans, an occasional tank part, and artifacts.

There was an airstrip here, but it has not yet been located.







[1] The Desert Training Center/California-Arizona Maneuver Area,1942-1944 HISTORICAL AND ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXTS; Matt C. Bischoff

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