title. Honoring Those Who Served (Camp Howze)
location. First State Bank Headquarters, Gainesville, Texas
story. Camp Howze was an infantry training camp located adjacent to the town of Gainesville during World War II, operating from 1942 until its closure in 1946. Army divisions trained at Camp Howze were 84th, 86th, and 103rd divisions and the 8th Service Command.
"I really enjoyed learning about Camp Howze in my research to design this mural. The Morton Museum was incredibly helpful with photographs they have of Camp Howze. For the jeep, which is referenced from a photograph taken at the camp, I used flat off-white paint to create the black and white photo look. The title lettering is matching the lettering from the camp sign, which was also referenced from a photograph. I particularly liked learning about and painting the division emblems. And of course I had to add a waving flag to the design... because that's my thing."