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Football crowd at Camp Funston, Fort Riley, Kansas, on Thanksgiving Day - Page

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This panoramic photograph shows a crowd of soldiers at a football game at Camp Funston, Thanksgiving Day. The opposing team was from the University of Illinois and Camp Funston. Camp Funston was established at Fort Riley, Kansas, after the outbreak of World War I and work began on the camp in the summer of 1917. The camp was named after Brigadier General Frederick Funston who grew up in Iola, Kansas, and who became well known for his role in the Philippines during the Spanish American War.

Creator: Williams, Verne O. & Stead, Chas A., K.C. Mo.
Date: November 29, 1917

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