Soldiers, former land owners gather to reflect on Camp Atterbury’s history

The past and present converged at Camp Atterbury during last weekend’s 34th annual Former Land Owners Picnic.

Around 135 civilians attended the June 1 picnic at Johnson County Park, once part of Camp Atterbury and now just outside the gate, including about a dozen who once lived on the property.

They were outnumbered by about 6,000 Indiana National Guard soldiers who had begun intense infantry training throughout the camp.

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