CPHS Groundbreaker Newsletter

The latest issue of the CPHS Groundbreaker newsletter has been published and distributed to our members.

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2024 Essay Contest

The Camp Pendleton Historical Society (CPHS) is pleased to announce the 4th Annual Historical Essay Contest for high school students living in those school districts adjacent to Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton.

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4th Annual Historical Essay Contest



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 The Camp Pendleton Historical Society (CPHS) is dedicated to preserving and promoting the rich and colorful history of the land that is now Camp Pendleton.  Our interests span the entire history of the region, to include prehistoric times, native American culture, the Spanish mission era, the rancho story, and finally, the United States Marine Corps ownership since 1942.