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Chunchon, some 60 miles northeast of Seoul, 6 miles south of the 38th parallel, and about 25 miles south of the DMZ.  It was a booming tourist city with lakes, mountain climbing, and Buddhist temples.  It lay in a river valley on the southeast bank of the Pukan River.  The Taebaek Mountains in the area reach heights of 5,000 feet.  Its climate features included, on average, summers between 80 and 90ºF, winters between -5 and 30ºF, and 48-56" of rain during a rainy season between July and August.  Camp Page was located on the northwest side of the city.

These photos were taken the summer of 1964 while stationed at Camp Page.
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Mt. Useless
The 38th Parallel… where North Korea meets South Korea…

An artificial boundary set by the big powers in the postwar settlement divides Korea at the world’s best known and bloodiest parallel, the 38th.

Here the line passes just north of Chunchon, toward which the Pukhan River Coils.  Flat lands in the distance are broken by a small, steep hill.  American flyers, annoyed by the way this lump lay across their approaches to Chunchon’s airfield, called it “Unnecessary Mountain.”  By the time we got to Chunchon the mountain was called “Mt. Useless.”

Climbing Mt. Useless became the thing to do on weekends at Camp Page with nothing better to do.  So we climbed the mountian... and what do you think we saw........?
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This next Gallery are photos taken in 1971-72...
Notice a few more autos and the more modern clothing...
Going to market...Now... where 's that mom...?