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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
Item Number: 226921
Call Number: E 870.36s
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 226921
Collections - Photograph
Community Life - Events and Celebrations - Holidays - Thanksgiving
Community Life - Recreation and Sports - Sports - Football
Date - 1910s - 1917
Military - Facilities - Camps - Camp Funston
Military - Facilities - Forts - Fort Riley
Military - Service - Army
Military - Wars - World War I
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Photograph - Panoramic
Places - Counties - Geary
Places - Forts and military installations - Camp Funston
Places - Forts and military installations - Fort Riley
Thematic Time Period - World War I, 1914 - 1919
Type of Material - Photographs - Views - Panoramic