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Photograph of Farragut Naval Training Station

 Item — oversize-folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 8528

Content Description

Photograph of Company 50-44, Regiment 4, Battalion 16, U.S. Naval Training Station at Farragut, Idaho. Image taken on February 22, 1944.


  • 1944 February 22

Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Photograph of Farragut Naval Training Station must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Administrative History

The Farragut Naval Training Station (1942-1946) was a U.S naval training base in Idaho.

Farragut Naval Training Station is a former U.S Navy training center on Lake Pend Oreille in Bayview, Idaho. It was built in 1942 response to the surge of enlistees who rushed to sign up after the Pearl Harbor bombings in 1941. The site was chosen after Eleanor Roosevelt flew over the area on the way to Seattle and, as President Roosevelt was searching for a location to build a new training center, she suggested it to him. The station was named after Civil War hero Admiral David Farragut. It held six camps that housed and trained five thousand sailors each, each camp including barracks, a recreation hall, medical dispensaries, a rifle range, a mess hall, and a drill and parade ground. It was in use until 1946, and is believed to have trained 293,000 men from 24 different states. During those four years it was the largest city in Idaho and the second-largest U.S. naval trainig station. It was also used for a time as a prisoner of war camp. Today it is the site of a museum and memorial plaza honoring the station and it's naval recruits.


1 oversize folder (0.3 linear ft)

Language of Materials



Utah and American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy 5.V, August 2007.)

Processing Information

Processed; Carol Allred, student processors; October 2015.

Register of Photograph of Farragut Naval Training Station
Carol Allred, student processor; John Murphy, curator
2015 October 16
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Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States