CAMP BLAKE. Camp Blake was established as a temporary federal military installation on the Devils River in southeastern Val Verde County soon after the Mexican War. The camp was located on the road from San Antonio to El Paso. The camp was named for Lt. Jacob E. Blake, a topographical engineer who fought in the battle of Palo Alto.
Ray Miller, Ray Miller's Texas Forts (Houston: Cordovan, 1985).
Julia Cauble Smith
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