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Catalog Number 1986.213.12
Object Name Postcard, Inscribed
Accession number 1986.213
Description Full transcription of text follows:

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Camp Funston 14th National Army Cantonment 89th Division Camp Funston Golden Belt highway Photograms 1917

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Major General Leonard Wood’s quarters. Office and residence of Commanding General. went to France about a month ago.

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A typical barracks. Each barracks holds nearly 200 men. They are electric lighted, steam heated and have running hot and cold water. The corner picture is the mess hall. Thanksgiving Football Game. About 15,000 of the 36,000 men now at Camp Funston. The Khaki uniforms causes the dimness in the background.

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Funston Depot. Where the boys arrive for training and where they leave on their way for foreign duty. Y.W.C.A. Hostess House. Where Sammy came meet his loved ones.

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Knights of Columbus. One of the three buildings where the Catholics meet to worship and to write home. Y.M.C.A. Where Sammy can attend religious or social services and where he can read or write to his loved ones at home. yes we can write home if we have time and I think we will get religious For I havent missed working on [Sunday] For five Sundays

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CAMP FUNSTON JULY 9, 1917 ARMY CITY ICE HOUSE Y.M.C.A. No 11 BAKERY Y.M.C.A. No 10 Y.M.C.A. No 5 FUNSTON DEPOT Y.M.C.A. No 9 GUARD HOUSE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS POSTER OFFICE Y.M.C.A. AUDITORIUM AIRDOME FULLER CONSTRUCTION CO. EXCHANGE STORE Y.M.C.A. No 8 Y.M.C.A. No 7 LAUNDRY Y.M.C.A. No 6 MAJOR GENERAL WOOD CAMP FUNSTON MANHATTAN 13 MILES MANHATTAN INTERURBAN Y.M.C.A. HEADQUARTERS GOLDEN BELT HIGHWAY JUNCTION CITY 8 MILES DIVISIONAL HEADQUARTERS ENGRAVED By CAPPER ENGRAVING CO. TOPEKA, KANSAS LYLE WEBB DISTRIBUTOR MANHATTAN, KANS. This camp has been built up since July 1, 1917; the greater part of it being finished by September 1st . This is one of the greatest construction feats ever accomplished in such a short space of time.

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Social Room, Y.M.C.A. The writing and reading room. Over $100,000 worth of paper and envelopes are used daily in the fifteen Y’s. No. 1 Fire Station. One of the four well equipped stations that protect the camp from fire. The loss from 66 fires has not exceeded $10.00. There are ten automobile apparatus.

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Y.M.C.A. Auditorium. This place will seat over 4000 men. Camp Laundry. The largest in the country, employing 325 girls.

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Exchange Store. One of the sixteen regimental exchanges. Heating Plant Row. A few of the seventeen plants which besides 48 individual furnaces are used to keep the Sammies warm.

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The Army Bank of Camp Funston. The first building on the new “White Way” which is now under construction.

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Printers: Mall Printing House, Topeka, Kansas Engravers: Capper Engraving Co., Topeka, Kansas Photographer: Anderson, Kansas City, Missouri DISTRIBUTOR: LYLE WEBB Army City, Odgensburg, Kansas

From the service of James Kellogg Burnham Hockaday, First Lieutenant, 354th Infantry, 89th Division.
Date n.d
Year Range from 1917
Year Range to 1917
People Hockaday, James Kellogg Burnham
Subjects World War I
Letters (Home)
Postal cards
Search Terms Knights of Columbus